Is Microsoft really working on an iPad Touch Cover?

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Surprise! It looks like Microsoft has been working on its own iPad Touch Cover. The company listed a mysterious iPad Touch Cover model 1719 in a download page featuring data about Lithium Batteries.

These documents have been initially posted back in April, and they include more examples for Microsoft’s HoloLens, Surface devices, and Band.

The release of an iPad Touch Cover is uncertain

It is not yet very clear if Microsoft will indeed release an iPad Touch cover or whether the product was scrapped a while ago. What we do know for sure is the fact that it includes a battery and this means that the product connects to an iPad via a Bluetooth connection. The company’s ‘Touch Cover’ naming could be a hint that Microsoft’s iPad cover will be something similar to the old Surface Touch Cover. The latter is just 3mm thick, and it uses pressure-sensitive tech for a full multi-touch keyboard.

Microsoft’s mysterious iPad Touch Cover might use Apple’s Smart Connector to connect to the iPad Pro. On the other hand, it is also possible that the company is only targeting the base iPad without the Smart Connector because Apple will not sell its own smart keyboard for the regular iPad under any circumstance.

Unfortunately, if you’re looking for the original document on the iPad Touch Cover model 1719, you won’t find it. Microsoft quickly removed it from its official website soon after media broke the news. Could this hurry mean that the company is indeed working on such a device? Interestingly enough, Microsoft did not issue any comments regarding the mysterious iPad Touch Cover.

Microsoft’s Universal Mobile Keyboard

Microsoft has already unveiled its very own Universal Mobile Keyboard that functions with the iPad and this product managed to become the best keyboard for the iPad Air 2. The keyboard was at that time the latest in a series of moves that underlined Microsoft’s focus on providing software services and also hardware for Windows’ rival platforms. The keyboard is similar to Logitech’s K480 keyboard, and Microsoft’s version includes a button that allows users to switch between Android, iOS and Windows Bluetooth modes.


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