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Does the new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad work with your old iPad Pro?

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iPad Pro Magic Keyboard (Image credit: Apple)

Does the new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad work with your old iPad Pro?

Best answer: The new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will work with your 2018 model iPad Pro; however, it won't work with even earlier iPad Pro models.Scissor switch keys and fully backlit: Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro (opens in new tab) (From $299 at Apple)

The 2018 iPad Pro models will work with the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

Although the new Magic Keyboard was made for the new iPad Pro (2020) in mind, it will fit and function with the 2018 iPad Pro models. Both the first-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and the 3rd-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro have the same dimensions as the new models, thus allowing the new Magic Keyboard to fit the 2018 models.

Of course, because of the new iPad Pro (2020) has a brand new camera array — with that sweet dual-lens system — that has a much bigger camera bump than the 2018 models. So, if you do use the Magic Keyboard with the older models, you will have a much larger open space around the rear camera.

Luke Filipowicz
Luke Filipowicz

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