Does the iPad Pro (2020) work with your old Smart Keyboard Folio?
Best answer: The recently announced iPad Pro (2020) will work with the Smart Keyboard Folio that was initially released for older iPad Pro models. You can also consider buying one of the new Magic Keyboards for your new tablet.Apple's newest tablet: iPad Pro (2020) (from $799 at Apple)Fancy and new: Magic Keyboard (from $299 at Apple)
You have a choice of keyboards now
The new second-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and fourth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro both work with the Smart Keyboard Folio, which debuted with the previous 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The folio, which offers a full-size keyboard, requires no charging or pairing. Instead, you just attach it to your tablet and start typing.
Specifically, the Smart Keyboard Folio supports the first- and second-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and third- and fourth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro only.
The Magic Keyboard (2020) launched alongside this year's new iPad Pro models. Shipping in May 2020, the Magic Keyboard features a trackpad and USB-C port for passthrough charging, which the Smart Keyboard does not have. It also features front and back protection. Featuring a floating cantilever design, the Magic Keyboard attaches to your tablet magnetically and is adjustable so you can find the perfect viewing angle.
Like the Smart Keyboard, the Magic Keyboard supports both the first- and second-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and third- and fourth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro only.
Which should you buy?
If you already have a Smart Keyboard and are planning on buying an iPad Pro (2020), you don't have to purchase the Magic Keyboard. The reason to do so in that situation is that you want the accessory's built-in trackpad and USB-C passthrough. Otherwise, continue using the Smart Keyboard with your new tablet.
Which tablet will you select
The latest iPad Pro is available in silver and space gray with either an 11- or 12.9-inch edge-to-edge display.
Offer a new take on iPad computing
With the Magic Keyboard, there's a trackpad available for iPad for the first time, along with USB-C passthrough charging. Get the size to match your tablet.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.