It’s just business: Microsoft is readying keyboard for iPad

None of Microsoft’s advertising campaign for the promotion of the Surface tablets was not without studs in the address of the iPad, and suddenly it turns out that in Redmond are working on a keyboard for arch-rival. On the official website of the Corporation showed a document with a reference to the signature accessory iPad Touch Cover under the index 1719. This is something new.

None of Microsoft’s advertising campaign for the promotion of the Surface tablets was not without studs in the address of the iPad, and suddenly it turns out that in Redmond are working on a keyboard for arch-rival. On the official website of the Corporation showed a document with a reference to the signature accessory iPad Touch Cover under the index 1719. This is something new.
What is known

The document refers to compliance iPad Touch Cover transportation regulations batteries, thus, it is possible to infer the presence of a battery in the keyboard. She probably connects to the tablet via Bluetooth and is compatible with the new 9.7-inch iPad. For comparison, the Apple Keyboard uses Smart connector Smart Connector, which is only the more expensive models family iPad Pro.

In the past Mcrosoft released the slim keyboard Touch Cover for Surface. She responded to the touch and did not provide haptic feedback, so typing with it was not very comfortable. Likely iPad Touch Cover will look more like the Type Cover of the latest generation with clear keystroke.

Another keyboard Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard was introduced in 2014 and was able to work with not only Windows tablets, but also Android devices and iOS. This model is already discontinued.

Source: The Verge