The iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard will feature only a U.S. layout at launch


For fans of the iPad Pro, Apple’s 12.9-inch tablet, today marked good news as the device and its Pencil accessory passed through the FCC’s finalization gauntlet.

The iPad Pro, the Pencil, and the Smart Keyboard aren’t scheduled to land on store shelves and, ultimately, buyer’s hands until sometime in November, but as we near the launch date a few more pieces of important information are starting to come to light. According to a report originally published by, the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard will only be available with a U.S. layout at launch.

The discovery was made on Apple’s German website, where the fine print indicates that, at least at launch, the Smart Keyboard will only be available in one layout. There’s no information as to when, or even if, that will change in the future, so for now Smart Keyboard considerations will have to take that into account.

The iPad Pro will feature a 12.9-inch display and it will retail beginning at $799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi-only variant. There will be a 128GB model, which will come in Wi-Fi-only or an LTE-equipped model, which will run $949 or $1,079 respectively. The iPad Pro’s Pencil will retail for $99.99, while the Smart Keyboard will cost $169.99. It all goes on sale in November.

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[via MacRumors;]