One of the best accessories for Apple’s iPad is the Magic Keyboard. However, multiple reports confirm the older version of the accessory will not work with the newest 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro. Apparently, the 2021 iPad Pro is 0.5mm thicker, and it doesn’t fit.
This is certainly disappointing news for those who paid around $350 for Apple’s keyboard, thinking they could use it once they upgrade to a new iPad in a year or two.
During Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event in April, the company announced a powerful new iPad for 2021 with the M1 chip, a mini-LED display, and up to 2TB of space. It’s a beautiful new machine many would love to pair with the original Magic Keyboard, but they won’t be able to.
Instead, Apple is selling a new Magic Keyboard for the 5th Gen iPad Pro, which it showed off on stage in a new white color variant. It’s virtually identical to the original, only a little thicker to support the new iPad. As a reminder, the Magic Keyboard features a full-sized scissor-style keyboard with adjustable viewing angles, a built-in multi-touch trackpad just like a MacBook, and a sleek design.
Unfortunately, buyers interested in paying $1,099 for the new iPad Pro 12.9-inch that want some magic will have to pony up an additional $349, making the overall package rather expensive. Expect the new Magic Keyboard to go on sale in May alongside the new iPad Pro.
via: Mac Rumors