iPad Pro’s New Magic Keyboard Now Available Earlier Than Expected

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple, Hardware, iPadOS with 17 Comments

Apple introduced the new iPad Pro last month along with a new Magic Keyboard for the device. At the time, the company said the new Magic Keyboard will be available in May.

However, the new keyboard is now being made available earlier than expected. Apple today made the Magic Keyboard available for order, with shipments starting next week.

For those who are unaware, the new Magic Keyboard is not cheap at all. The accessor costs $299 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $349 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. That’s only $50 less than the new iPhone SE, by the way.

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard includes a built-in trackpad, which is the main new feature of the keyboard. With iPadOS now having built-in support for trackpads, this new trackpad will come in handy on the Magic Keyboard.

There’s also a really cool floating design on the keyboard. “Magic Keyboard attaches magnetically to iPad Pro, putting the beautiful Multi-Touch screen up on display with a floating cantilevered design for smooth adjustments of the viewing angle up to 130 degrees,” says Apple. You can see it in action below:

The full-size keyboard includes backlit keys and a scissor mechanism with 1mm key travel.

You can order one here.

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