Magic Keyboard compatible with iPad Pro 2021, although with buts — 2022

After the launch of the new 2021 iPad Pro, several controversies arose with the compatibility with accessories. Specifically, it was reported that there was a problem between the Magic Keyboard of previous generations and the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Now the company has had to go out and respond to all these controversies through a statement on the support website. We tell you the new information that has been published below.

Apple settles the controversy with its new iPad Pro

The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is 0.5mm thicker than the previous generation, mainly due to the new mini-LED technology that has been integrated into the screen. This a priori can be a problem since it would not end up fitting with the previous Magic Keyboard since it was precisely designed for the previous iPad model. This caused many users to start complaining last week. On the one hand, the criticisms are more than logical since it would force us to buy a new keyboard that does not have a very cheap price and which must be added to theprice of the iPad.

But after the confusion generated about whether it would work or not, Apple has decided to officially clarify all these doubts. Specifically, they have reported the following:

The first generation of Magic Keyboard (A1998) is functionally compatible with the new iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation) with Liquid Retina XDR display. Due to the slightly thicker dimensions of this new iPad Pro, the Magic Keyboard may not fit snugly when closed, especially when screen protectors are applied.

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So to the question, will I be able to use the old Magic Keyboard on the new iPad Pro? The answer is yes, but with the limitations that have been reported. Although the Smart Connector interacts correctly and can be typed normally, it will not fit perfectly. That is why, even if you don't have any problems with the Magic Keyboard, the user's comfort comes into play when using these accessories to know if it is worth getting the new generation or not.

Will this 'problem' affect security?

It does not seem that this fit in the iPad Pro will be one of theproblemas del Magic Keyboard. Especially in the field of security since it means that in addition to not being comfortable, it can be unhooked much more easily. Especially when using a screen protector as reported by Apple, which causes the thickness to be increased.

When the keyboard is closed to act as a cover, since it is not fully attached, if it suffers a fall or a blow, it is possible that the iPad ends up suffering some damage. When it comes to equipment that costs so much money, you should always keep in mind that it should be as protected as possible. This is where the personal decision of whether it is worth getting a new model now that you already have one comes in.Magic Keyboard experienceprevious and you will be able to know if it is worth it or not to buy a new one.