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By Jason Snell for Macworld
With the announcement of iOS 9 and the subsequent release of the Smart Keyboard, this has been a good year for fans of using iPads with physical keyboards. iOS 9 added numerous keyboard-centric features, and the Smart Keyboard is the first hardware keyboard purpose built by Apple to be used with iOS.
And yet, while it’s encouraging that Apple is showing some support for those of us who need to pound on actual keys in order to be productive, there’s a lot more that needs to be done. Does Apple consider the Smart Keyboard an important new direction for the iPad line, or an accessory designed for old fogeys who can’t get with the program and adapt to typing on glass?