We’ve heard a lot about the new iPad Pro. It can reach 5G speeds, benefit from desktop class M1 processors and demonstrate the merits of the new mini-LED display technology.
However, there are also some things that even this cannot do. Previously we learned that it would not be compatible with the Touch ID key on the new Magic Keyboard designed for Macs.
Now we learned that the new iPad Pro will not play well with the expensive 2018 and 2020 Magic Keyboard Folio Cases (with integrated trackpad). So, if you want to upgrade from the previous generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, you will also need a new magic keyboard.
They are priced at $ 299 / £ 279 on top of a minimum of £ 999, with a maximum of £ 2,149 asking for the Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021. Both are available for pre-order from 30 April.
The search was done by the French site Fertility (Via The ledge), Which pointed to the new model, is slightly thicker than its predecessor. Due to the new mini-LED display, the probability of being accurate is just 0.5 mm.
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Not that it would be any comfort for those splashing the cash on the new iPad’s Pro / Magic keyboard combination, reports suggest that the new accessory is compatible with older iPad Pro models. So there he is.
Despite this inconvenience, Apple changed the course of its tablet range this week with a switch to the Apple Silicon-based M1 processor. The chipset is designed for use in the Mac desktop computer line, so effectively reuses the iPad Pro as a mobile software running Mac software.
The decision calls for Apple to go full hog and enable users to run full-fat macOS software on the iPad for the first time. However, with the advances made by iPadOS in that direction, the iPad Pro with a magic keyboard is as close to a touchscreen Mac as we are likely to get.