Over the past several years, Apple has increasingly given iPad more support for keyboards. And more recently iPad has even gained trackpad support in the latest iPadOS update.
Trackpad support was announced alongside the new 2020 iPad Pro. And while unveiling it, Magic Keyboard for iPad – a brand new keyboard with floating design, backlit keys, and built-in trackpad.
There are now three types of Apple-designed keyboards for iPad. Each of which is compatible with different iPad models. While some iPads work with more than one type – but with different features.
The purpose of this guide is to highlight each keyboard. From key features, compatibility, price, and more.
New Magic Keyboard
Available May, 2020
The Magic Keyboard is the newest-generation keyboard accessory unveiled by Apple. Featuring with floating design, backlit keys, and built-in trackpad. And is compatible with the new and selected previous-generation iPad Pro models.
The Smart Keyboard is the first Apple-designed keyboard. Despite this, it still features a full-sized keyboard that can be easily attached to compatible iPad models. It protects the front of the iPad when not in use.
Protects the front of iPad
A full-sized keyboard
3rd generation iPad Air
7th generation iPad
10.5-inch iPad Pro
In Austalia, the Smart Keyboard is priced at a Recommended Retail Price of A$235.