Future fabric Smart Keyboards for iPad could be ‘backlit’

Apple is investigating ways to mimic backlighting on a fabric Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, by using light-emitting regions that are printed onto the keys.

Future Smart Keyboards could effectively have backlightingFuture Smart Keyboards could effectively have backlighting

If there is one difference between Apple’s fabric Smart Keyboards for iPad, and its Magic Keyboards, it’s the price. But beyond that, the cheaper fabric one has always lacked a backlight — and it appeared that it always must.

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