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  • holadihay Level 1 Level 1

    1) Alternatvly just put the traditional four extra rows.

    2) Lightning recharge with backlit keys

    3) Dark grey, matt, rubber keys

    4) Rethink symbol keys (extra currency keys, degree symbol, primary colours for font highlighting, 2 way delete, italic and bold keys) and avoid doubling up.

     

    cmon already

     

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  • adam0072 Level 1 Level 1

    Apple just needs to release a full size wireless keyboard.  I'm kind of dumbfounded that it's 2014 and they haven't done this yet.  The small apple wireless keyboard is great for some people.  I have one that I carry around with my ipad in my satchel.  But at home I have been using the wired apple keyboard with numeric keypad for years.  I love the feel of it.  Fantastic.  But today I literally have given up on Apple ever doing this and bought a Logitech K750 wireless solar keyboard for mac.  It's not the same as the apple keyboard although it tries to look like it.  It works.  But it's not the same.

     

    It's really ashame too since Apple clearly has worked hard to refine their keyboards' touch and feel.  A lot of people don't want the wires.  Whatever the reasons, it is clearly not technical limitations, just political ones, whateve they are.  It's stupid on Apple's part too because people (like myself) will stop using apple keyboards.  Think of it as a "branding" thing.  When offices stop having the trademark Apple keyboards around, it's almost like the Apple brand can just disappear in a room with my samsung monitor and kensington mouse.  Get with it, Apple.  It's 2014.   Just make it identical to your current keyboard.  Wireless please.

  • Brian362 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm with all the previous posters.  I've now reverted to my old wired keyboard.  It is so much more useful.  I use the numeric keypad all the time, and the forward delete key.  Also, having USB ports under the keyboard is much more useful than having to reach round behind the computer.

  • Russ DCA Level 1 Level 1

    I'm with the rest of the thread. One day I'll invest in a new iMac. Maybe even the 5k. But what's this wire thing dangling from it? There's no way I'll do without the numeric keypad, so I'll have to put up with dangly bits.

     

    Sort it out Apple.

  • deeewayne Level 1 Level 1

    Same here. I would love a wireless full size keyboard as well.

  • Gazim Level 1 Level 1

    Common Apple, get it done already!!

  • wideEyedPupil Level 2 Level 2

    $59.95 in USA $159 in Australia. you have to be kidding Logitech

  • wideEyedPupil Level 2 Level 2

    you left off the Middle Panel of keys. to pro-users those keys also are important.

  • Swissroro Level 1 Level 1

    I totally agree that a Apple keybroard with numeric keypad would be wonderful.


    Can't believe this is not available for such many years... i don't get it

  • theviaumaster Level 1 Level 1

    So who's surprised that Apple announced the next generation Magic Keyboard yesterday and still refuses to offer a full-size version? As frustrated as we all are, we're obviously in the minority on this one. They're now shipping the wireless keyboard with all Macs. My new fear is that they'll discontinue the current wired, full-size keyboard since it no longer even closely resembles the new Magic Keyboard design. I suppose it's time to buy a spare to keep on hand for future use, at least until they eliminate USB at some point.

  • DerSiedler Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Frustrating. It is so easy. Wireless fullsize keyboard with backlight. What about an update for the wired fullsize keyboard. Backlight would be helpful

  • v5v Level 1 Level 1

    With the software we use the keys on the numeric keypad perform different functions than the number keys at the top. A keyboard without the number pad is more than just inconvenient for us, it's useless. The keys on the number pad perform critical functions not duplicated elsewhere on the keyboard.

     

    Until now we've dealt with it by stringing a USB cable over top of the mixing console, but a change in workflow has made a wired keyboard a real problem (the keyboard and mouse now need to move back and forth from sitting on the console to a side desk several times each day). Apple's refusal to offer a full-function wireless keyboard just became an unexpected, unwelcome and hard to accept show-stopper.

     

    Personal and situational bias aside, I'd bet a week's pay that if buyers were asked whether it's worth losing the numeric keypad to get a smaller footprint, the vote would be 25% yes, 25% no, and 50% don't care.

     

    Please Apple, the cost of offering a full wireless keyboard can't possibly be enough to justify continuing to impose a surprisingly high level of inconvenience for your pro users.

  • McGIO Level 1 Level 1

    I do also want the wireless Apple Keyboards to have a full set of arrow keys and the numeric pad as well.

     

    The Logitech Solar model does a good work but lack the caps lock signal on.

     

    If Apple option is only wired, then I'm now looking into an old school tactile feedback keyboard, like the Matias and the Daskeyboard, they are wired and despite the high price could be nice treat for an old Mac Plus keyboard feeling.

     

    Still old model with USB 2.0

    http://www.matias.ca/quietpro/mac/

     

    Nice that has USB 3.0 ports, plus he volume knob

    http://shop.daskeyboard.com/products/das-keyboard-4-professional-for-mac/

  • SF Musclebutt Level 1 Level 1

    Apple, I am reading so many posts crying out for a wireless keyboard with a number pad.  I tried  your wireless and purchased a number pad.  Just isn't the same feel.  It appears that the reason you are not creating a wireless board with a number pad is you want us to have the functionality of the usb ports in the board.  Please read the comments, many of us would be willing to give up the USB ports in order to have the full keyboard. So please develop and offer both, see which board sells the most.  You might be surprised.

  • mic773 Level 1 Level 1

    I Agree, Apple needs to release this.

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