iPadOS 13.4 Coming March 24 With Trackpad Support Ahead of $299 Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Launching in May

Apple today announced that iPadOS 13.4 will launch next Tuesday, March 24 as a free software update for all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2 and later, fifth-generation iPad and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.

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iPadOS 13.4 will introduce trackpad support for iPads. While this is mainly aimed at the upcoming Magic Keyboard accessory for ‌iPad Pro‌, Apple confirmed that any ‌iPad‌ running iPadOS 13.4 will be able to connect a Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2, or third-party mice via Bluetooth or USB.

The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro won't launch until sometime in May. It will be priced at $299 for the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ and $349 for the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, and include layouts for over 30 languages.

For more information on the all-new ‌iPad Pro‌, be sure to visit our post on the refreshed tablet right here. Apple today also announced a new MacBook Air and updated the Mac mini with double the storage capacity.

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xnu Avatar
55 months ago
a $300-$350 keyboard? Is each key a programable LCD screen? I feel like you should get a free Stream Deck with each purchase. Still buying one... but I feel better after a good morning rant.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jun180 Avatar
55 months ago
For those wondering about backwards compatibility, looks like the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard will work with the 2018 iPad Pro models too



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sesnir Avatar
55 months ago
Time for Xcode on iPad.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ben Brown Avatar
55 months ago
Did this iMac patent make its way to the iPad instead? When I saw the new iPad Pro magic keyboard today I couldn‘t help but think of this apple patent from 2010 for a touch screen iMac. We obviously never saw this come to reality but I wonder if any of this design eventually made its way to the iPad Pro magic keyboard...

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haruhiko Avatar
55 months ago

I'll take it!

Now all I need is for the iPad to backup and sync to my iPhone and a FULL iTunes experience on iPad OS and the iPad Pro will be a laptop replacement for me.
iCloud.
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guzhogi Avatar
55 months ago

How will this differ from the mouse support already in iPadOS?
Not sure, but maybe some added trackpad actions like 2 fingers to scroll, pinch to zoom, etc.?


Time for Xcode on iPad.
As well as other creator apps like Adobe suite, Logic Pro, etc. It's obvious that Apple's focusing on iPhones & iPads (that's where the money's at), so why not just put everything they need to create for iPad there?
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