Apple’s New Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Now Available to Order
The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is now available for order direct from Apple, with deliveries expected to start taking place as soon as next week.
About a month ago, Apple unveiled the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro when it introduced the new iPad Pro. It wasn’t available to order at the time, but Apple announced on Tuesday that they are now taking orders for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro.
The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is the first Apple-made iPad accessory to come with a trackpad built in, adding a new dimension to a product that has long been a touch-first affair. The keyboard promises an improved laptop experience via a scissor-mechanism keyboard.
The Magic Keyboard connects magnetically to your iPad Pro, and it boasts a floating design, so you can adjust the viewing angle up to 130 degrees. Additionally, unlike Apple’s less-expensive Smart Keyboard Folio, this keyboard has backlit keys like on the newest MacBooks.
The keyboard also includes a USB-C port that can be used for pass-through charging, while allowing users to use the iPad Pro’s USB-C port to connect external devices and displays. There are layout options for more than 30 languages, including French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and simplified Chinese.
The Magic Keyboard was originally expected in May. It’s not cheap ($399 CAD or $449 for the 11 or 12.9-inch models, respectively), but its keyboard and its elevated multi-angle design do look promising.