iPad Apple Keyboards including Magic Keyboard with Trackpad

Apple Keyboards for iPad and iPad Pro Guide

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.

Key Features

  • Floating design
  • USB-C port for charging
  • A full-sized keyboard with backlit keys
  • New scissor mechanism
  • Built-in trackpad

Compatibility

  • 1st and 2nd generation 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 3rd and 4th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Price

In Austalia, the Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro is priced from a Recommended Retail Price of A$499. While Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro is priced at a Recommended Retail Price of A$589.

Smart Keyboard Folio

The Smart Keyboard Folio also features a full-sized keyboard which can be easily attached to iPad Pro. Its folio design protects both the front and back of the iPad when not in use.

Key Features

  • Folio design protects front and back
  • Two angles
  • A full-sized keyboard

Compatibility

  • 1st and 2nd generation 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 3rd and 4th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Price

In Austalia, the Smart Keyboard Folio for 11-inch iPad Pro is priced from a Recommended Retail Price of A$299. While Smart Keyboard Folio for 12.9-inch iPad Pro is priced at a Recommended Retail Price of A$339.

Smart Keyboard

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.

Key Features

  • Protects the front of iPad
  • One angle
  • A full-sized keyboard

Compatibility

  • 3rd generation iPad Air
  • 7th generation iPad
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Price

In Austalia, the Smart Keyboard is priced at a Recommended Retail Price of A$235.

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