Early Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro video reviews are mixed, but largely positive

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard
iPad Pro Magic Keyboard (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is starting to arrive.
  • Early reviews are starting to pop up.
  • They're largely positive, but it isn't all good news.

If you've been holding off making a Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro purchase so you can see the thing in action, now is your time. We've started to see early reviews of the new tablet keyboard pop up on YouTube and it makes for interesting viewing.

I've been curious to see how this thing fares when it isn't in the hands of someone who works for Apple, so seeing these videos is important in my buying process. I'm sure it's yours, too.

Photographer and videographer Tyler Stalman notes that there's plenty of heft to the new keyboard. And that's needed – otherwise, the whole thing would fall over when a weighty iPad is attached.

Dieter Bohn, reviewing the keyboard for The Verge, isn't 100% sold on the keyboard or the way it's implemented. And he compares it to one of Microsoft's finest as if he's trying to start a flame war in the comments.

iJustine videos always make for a fun time and this one is no different. After showing us various scenarios where she might use an iPad Pro attached to this keyboard it's clear the Magic Keyboard is a winner in her eyes.

Other videos of note include:

Sara Dietschy

Peter McKinnon


Have you picked up a Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.