Leaker Suggests iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Coming to More iPad Models

Apple could bring the iPad Pro's Magic Keyboard to additional iPad models, or at least that's the suggestion from increasingly reliable Twitter account L0vetodream.

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The Magic Keyboard is available for Apple's latest 11-inch and the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌. It's also 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), but currently that's as far as it goes.

The leaker didn't name any ‌iPad‌ models, but Apple is rumored to be working on a new iPad Air that's based on the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, which could be a candidate to get a Magic Keyboard.

According to one report, the fourth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ may be equipped with a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. Apple transitioned to USB-C for its ‌iPad Pro‌ models in 2018, but other iPads have continued to feature a Lightning port for charging purposes.

Rumors earlier this year suggested that Apple is working on an 11-inch ‌‌iPad‌‌ Air, which could launch in the second half of 2020. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that Apple is working on a 10.8-inch ‌‌iPad‌‌, and while he didn't say it was an "Air" model, it fits in with other rumors about a new ‌‌iPad‌‌ Air.

An earlier rumor from L0vetodream has indicated the upcoming ‌iPad Air‌ could feature a mini-LED display with an under-display version of Touch ID instead of Face ID, but we've yet to hear the same from other sources.


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 allows users to enhance their workflows.

It features USB-C pass-through charging and 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.

When Apple unveiled new ‌iPad Pro‌ models and the Magic Keyboard with trackpad, Logitech also introduced keyboard cases with trackpads designed for the 10.2-inch 7th-generation ‌iPad‌ and the 10.5-inch ‌‌iPad‌‌ Air. If there's any substance to the latest rumor, they could soon have some competition from Apple.

Top Rated Comments

itsmilo Avatar
21 months ago
So the keyboard will cost almost as much as the iPad itself? ?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nStyle Avatar
21 months ago

I would argue that the iPad Pro is a more capable machine. It can do everything a MacBook Air can do, plus a load of other things a MacBook Air definitely can’t do..
We both know that isn’t true. The iPad is a great device and I’m glad the gap is closing but it just isn’t true.

I can’t code on an iPad (natively...and there’s definitely no Xcode).
I can’t listen to multiple audio sources at once.
I can’t have multiple apps/tabs open without something inevitably leaving RAM.
I can’t drag my open apps wherever I want.
The files system still isn’t there yet. Many basic features (such as file transfer progress) that we’d want are not there.
Video editing, while good for what it is, is still not as fully featured. LumaFusion is great and probably adequate for a lot of people, but not everyone.
There is no music production software that comes close to what you’d find on MacOS or Windows.
External display support is still terrible. Only mirroring.

I could go on of course.

I am not here to argue why you shouldn’t buy an iPad or why you should buy a laptop. That’s stupid. I own both. The iPad is great. I am fully aware there are things the iPad can do that a MBA can’t (touch input and use of Apple Pencil being the main draw) but it’s just downright wrong to say that the iPad can do everything a laptop can do.

All I’m saying is if your goal is to fully replace a laptop with an iPad + MK, we still aren’t there yet for everyone. For a lot of people, sure.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jbared Avatar
21 months ago

The question is when though. WWDC seems to be about the iMac. Sept/October is the iPhone event. Maybe a quiet refresh for the holiday season?
The new "iMac" might just be a developer machine based on the ipad Pro, to develop for MacOS ARM
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Game 161 Avatar
21 months ago
Guessing this is for the air
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G5isAlive Avatar
21 months ago

Am I the only one here who thinks that the trackpad is a bit meh: small and no force touch?
Works fine for me... and at least on my 10 inch iPad there really isn't any room for it to be vertically taller, and if it was wider without taller that would be strange. so yeah. I accept design compromises in order to have a decent product. Curious if you actually use it much?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
whatta Avatar
21 months ago
MK is a very expensive accessory so it would be a mistake not to let users spend their money on it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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