After all, the first-generation Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is compatible with the new iPad Pro M1, with a small asterisk.
Apple has published a new support document on the Apple Support website detailing exactly how the compatibility between the two products is spread. According to the document, the first generation iPad Pro Magic Keyboard is “functionally” compatible with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M1 processor.
This means that you will be able to connect the iPad to the keyboard and use it to type and use the trackpad without any problem. It also dismisses any idea that the hinge couldn’t support the weight or dimensions of the latest iPad Pro.
However, Apple says that with the new iPad Pro attached to the first-gen Magic Keyboard, things may not shut down completely when you turn it off. He says that this may especially be the case if you have a screen protector on the iPad Pro.
The first generation Magic Keyboard (A1998) is functionally compatible with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation) with Liquid Retina XDR display. Due to the slightly thicker dimensions of this new iPad Pro, the Magic Keyboard may not fit precisely when closed, especially when screen protectors are applied.
Of course, no one has gotten their hands on the new iPad Pro to test exactly how this works so far, but this is promising news for those who have the first-gen Magic Keyboard and plan to upgrade to the new iPad Pro M1. It would have been a bummer to have to upgrade a $ 349 keyboard to get the full functionality of the new iPad Pro, especially since Apple doesn’t accept trade-ins for the product.
The iPad Pro M1 will be available to pre-order tomorrow, April 30.
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