Yes, Apple just announced an iPad Pro keyboard that costs more than an Xbox One X
No, you're not dreaming, this is a $350 keyboard case for the new iPad Pro.
Given the current global situation Apple today has dropped a bunch of hardware announcements without the fanfare of an event, and of course, when Apple does something everyone takes notice. Whether you love it or want to poke fun at it, Apple hardware days are always worthy of attention.
One thing stands out though: A $350 keyboard case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. No, you didn't read that wrong and yes, you spat coffee at your screen for good reason.
Is it quite as bad as a $999 monitor stand? Probably not, at least it's actually useful but damn, Apple. A keyboard case that costs more than an Xbox One X? I use a Razer Viper Ultimate and a Razer Huntsman keyboard at my PC that costs less combined.
Obviously none of these are apples to apples comparisons (no pun intended) but it's still pretty crazy. It also makes complaining about Microsoft's expensive Surface Type Covers pretty irrelevant. But hey, at least Apple added a trackpad now.
I've actually been using the iPad Pro 12.9 with a keyboard for about a year now and it's very good, very good indeed, even if it's really expensive. I actually really like the look of the new keyboard and that finally there's a trackpad. But in no universe is that much money leaving my pocket for a keyboard case for a still predominantly touch-based device.
There's a heap of new announcements, from new iPad Pros to a Mac Mini refresh, new MacBook Air, and our pals at iMore will be working through it all. So head on over and check it out, or jump into the comments below with better ideas to spend $350 on. Maybe a new graphics card for your PC? A sweet gaming monitor?
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