Apple has just updated a support page for its Magic Keyboard for its latest iPad Pro. The goal ? Address the concerns of its users by making it clear that last year’s removable keyboard model fits the just announced 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The Apple brand admits, however, that the slightly thicker dimensions of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, announced at last week’s Spring Loaded event, mean the Magic Keyboard released last year won’t fit. not perfectly to the new iPad Pro. The keyboard is “functionally compatible” with the new iPad Pro, says the American giant, which specifies that this could give rise to some inaccuracies.
“The first generation of the Magic Keyboard (A1998) is functionally compatible with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation) with Liquid Retina XDR display”, notes Apple however. “Due to the slightly thicker dimensions of this new iPad Pro, it is possible that the Magic Keyboard does not fit precisely when closed, especially when screen protectors are applied,” said the California firm.
A marginal detail?
This issue, however, will only affect a few techies who bought the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last year and invested in the Magic Keyboard, and are also already on the market for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro released by Apple. in 2021. But that might be boring for anyone who wanted the new iPad Pro and bought the Magic Keyboard 2020, which was on sale on Amazon after Apple announced the new iPad Pro. Stocks on Amazon are now exhausted.
Apple released the update last week after the press raised the issue, saying the new iPad Pro might not fit the original Magic Keyboard.
The main obstacle to a perfect fit between the Magic Keyboard and iPad Pro generations is that the new iPad Pro model is 0.5mm thicker than the 2020 model, which is 5.9mm thick. This mismatch is compounded when screen protectors are used. Note that this Magic Keyboard compatibility issue does not concern the 11-inch iPad Pro.