Apple's New Magic Keyboard With Integrated Trackpad Compatible With 2018 iPad Pro Models

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The new Magic Keyboard is backwards compatible with both of Apple's 2018 iPad Pro models, the ‌iPad Pro‌ 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and the ‌iPad Pro‌ 11-inch (1st generation), Apple has confirmed.


Announced today along with new ‌iPad Pro‌ models, the Magic Keyboard attaches magnetically to ‌iPad Pro‌ and includes a floating design that works on either a lap or a desk, and an integrated trackpad for controlling an onscreen pointer, which Apple says will allow users to enhance their workflows in multiple ways.

The Magic Keyboard features cantilevered hinges for smooth adjustments of the viewing angle up to 130 degrees, including a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm travel. It also has USB-C pass-through charging.

The Magic Keyboard won't launch until sometime in May, but next week Apple is releasing ‌iPadOS‌ 13.4, which introduces trackpad support for all iPads, so 2018 ‌iPad Pro‌ owners will need to update their devices to ensure compatibility with the Magic Keyboard when it does arrive.

The Magic Keyboard will cost $299 for the 11-inch ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌ and $349 for the 12.9-inch ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌, and will include layouts for over 30 languages.

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8 months ago
All these years later, after saying they never would, Apple finally releases their version of the Surface.
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8 months ago
$350 for a keyboard? Seriously? Apple invents the keyboard I guess.
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8 months ago


$350 for a keyboard? Seriously? Apple invents the keyboard I guess.

I mean if you look at it, its essentially a super-slim MacBook Pro keyboard. Kinda worth it for the money imo. Laptop-class keys on an iPad keyboard with a trackpad, and not a crappy one knowing Apple. The features it packs too with the "floating" ability. It seems worth it.
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8 months ago
350? Wow.
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8 months ago


I just finished talking to to several Apple Specialists and they all OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED that the new Magic Keyboard "is NOT compatible with the 1st Generation 11-in iPad Pro." It is "only compatible with the 4th Generation iPad Pro."

This link "should be extremely helpful in determining which Keyboard is the perfect fit for you" because it "is NOT compatible with the 1st Generation 11-in iPad Pro": https://www.apple.com/ipad-keyboards/select/?aid=CA-link

But seriously, the quotes are what I was told by multiple Apple Specialists. Why has Apple become so terrible about providing information about their OWN products?

Ok...well Apple's website says all the new accessories are compatible with the 1st generation iPad Pro.....per your link.

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"2018 iPad Pro ('https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ipad-pro/') owners: we'd like your money as well!"
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