13-Inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard ~50 Grams Lighter Than Older Model

Apple's new Magic Keyboard accessory for the latest iPad Pro models is "thinner and lighter" than the model it replaces, according to the company.

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Apple typically does not provide weight specifications for iPad accessories, but some early reviewers have effectively confirmed Apple's claims with their own figures for the 13-inch version of the Magic Keyboard.

Six Colors' Jason Snell weighed the 13-inch Magic Keyboard at 667 grams, while Brian Tong put the accessory at 662 grams and The Verge recorded 658 grams on its scales.

Despite the small variations, from these figures we can conclude that the 13-inch Magic Keyboard is around 50 grams lighter than the previous generation model, which weighed around 710 grams.

It's worth noting that at 580 grams, the new 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ itself is much lighter than the previous generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, which weighed 682 grams.

Based on these numbers, the total weight of the ‌iPad Pro‌ and Magic Keyboard is around 1,247 grams, which is exceedingly close to the stated 1.24 kg weight of Apple's M3-powered 13-inch MacBook Air.

Meanwhile, the 11-inch Magic Keyboard is 580 grams, according to a MacRumors forum member who received theirs early. In comparison, previous model weighs 601 grams.

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Top Rated Comments

randolorian Avatar
1 week ago
I bought an 11" IPP and a Magic Keyboard for portability only to realize it weights the same as a 13" MBA. I should have bought the Mac.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TracerAnalog Avatar
1 week ago

I bought an 11" IPP and a Magic Keyboard for portability only to realize it weights the same as a 13" MBA. I should have bought the Mac.
Return it and buy a Mac. Done. ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sziehr Avatar
1 week ago

I can’t fathom spending the money. just buy a MacBook Air
Can I draw in a meeting on it, no.
can I hold it in my hands no.

is the item over priced 100%.

is the software gimp yep.

has apple done this on purpose you know it.

I still go back to point 1 and 2 your suggestion can not service that need...... so..... iPads are bought
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SonsofAres Avatar
1 week ago

Great 50 grams lighter. Still with a half baked OS that is vastly inferior to macOS
I prepped two conference posters (both 44"x44") on an iPad and they both printed out just great.

So much for "half-baked" and "vastly inferior", but then, I do work for a living.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GDF Avatar
1 week ago

Return it and buy a Mac. Done. ?
Would take the new iPad Pro 13 over the Mac any day of the week. I use my 5th Gen iPad Pro 12.9 and Magic Keyboard 95% time for work/travel and personal use. Love that it has built in Celluar, super portable, touch screen, so many different uses.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
1 week ago
My 11" iPad Pro spends most of its time in its Magic Keyboard case but when I take it out and put it into a regular Smart Folio case I'm perpetually amazed by how much thinner and lighter the combination is. To me that's the differentiator of the iPad over a MBA, sure it's as heavy and thick as a laptop when docked but I can take it out and slap a regular case on it for handheld use.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)