Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a big advantage: the new 2021 model has been found to be incompatible with the old Magic Keyboard cover from 2018 and 2020.
The news reported by the French website for the first time generation Informed sources confirmed the situation Mutual, This means if you are looking to upgrade from the 2018 or 2020 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the updated model (with a smaller LED display, faster M1 processor, and improved camera), you will also need to add an additional $ 349 to pay for a new Magic Keyboard cover, even if you have I already bought the previous version.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 is slightly thicker than the 2020 version: the new model is 6.4 mm thick, or 0.5 mm thicker than the 2020 model, at 5.9 mm, presumably due to the more advanced LED mini-display technology. . On the other hand, the updated 11-inch iPad Pro will still be compatible with the old Magic Keyboard case (it does not have an upgraded screen and the dimensions have not changed).
The good news is that the new Magic Keyboard 2021 case is compatible with earlier versions of 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro, so if you finally buy the new model, you can use it with your old iPads.
But it’s certainly frustrating for anyone who already owns a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard to see that the upgrade means not only spending at least $ 1,099 on the benefits of the new model, but also having to spend another $ 349. For the new Magic Keyboard.