By Christine Persaud
Apple is now offering a new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, which is designed to be used with iPadOS 13.4.
Magic Keyboard attaches magnetically to iPad Pro, putting the Multi-Touch screen on display with a floating cantilevered design for smooth adjustments of the viewing angle up to 130 degrees. The portable design features a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm travel, offering a comfortable and responsive typing experience while working on both a lap or a desk.
With USB-C pass-through charging, Magic Keyboard keeps the USB-C port on iPad Pro free for accessories, including external drives and displays. For added security, when Magic Keyboard is attached and closed, the iPad Pro microphones are disconnected, preventing any audio data from being compromised.
As you move your finger across the built-in trackpad, the pointer transforms to highlight user interface elements. Multi-Touch gestures on the trackpad make it fast and easy to navigate the entire system without having to lift your hand. Trackpad support in iPadOS is designed to work with apps, writing and editing text in Pages and Notes, working with multiple objects in Keynote, building and organizing spreadsheets in Numbers, and more.
The new Magic Keyboard is designed to work with the new iPad Pro, and is also compatible with the previous generation iPad Pro models.
Apple’s Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will be available in Canada for $399 for the 11″ iPad Pro and $449 for the 12.9″ iPad Pro. It comes with layouts for more than 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
The 11″ iPad Pro is available starting at $1,049 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,249 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and the 12.9″ iPad Pro starts at $1,299 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,499 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support is available as a free software update for all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.
The second-generation Apple Pencil for iPad Pro is available for $169.
An updated Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is also available and sold separately for $239 for the 11″ iPad Pro and $269 for the 12.9″ iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Education pricing is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and homeschool teachers of all grade levels. The new 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $979 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,169. Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will be available for college students at US$369for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $419 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The second-generation Apple Pencil is available for $159 and the new Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is available for $209 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $249 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro for college students.