Want to use Apple's new Magic Keyboard? You'll have to buy an M4 iPad Pro

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Apple's "Let Loose" event just finished, revealing new iPad Air and iPad Pro models, and marking the debut of the M4 chip.

If you were looking to pick up the new Magic Keyboard for your existing iPad, however, you'll be disappointed.

As per the store listing for the latest tablet keyboard, the latest model will only fit the M4 models.

That's perhaps understandable when it comes to the new 13-inch model that replaces the 12.9-inch M2, there's also no option to use the latest Magic Keyboard on your 11-inch iPad Pro either.

Given the last version of Apple's Magic Keyboard could work across iPad Air and iPad Pro, that could be a disappointment.

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The new Magic Keyboard has a larger trackpad. (Image credit: Future)

What's new with the Magic Keyboard for M4 iPad Pro?

It appears Apple's latest Magic Keyboard will correct pretty much every issue we had with the last model - except the price. 

It'll still set you back $299/£299 for the 11-inch model and $349/£349 for the 13-inch one, but it's now thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

The trackpad is also larger, with haptic feedback, and it finally adds a 14-key function row that includes screen brightness and volume controls while still offering the "floating" design that made the last version so eye-catching.

There's still a USB-C connector for charging, too, which is still more elegant than adding a USB-C hub.

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Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom. Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more. He’s also the Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com, and on the rare occasion he’s not writing you’ll find him spending time with his son, or working hard at the gym (while wearing an Apple Watch, naturally). You can find him on Twitter @lloydcoombes.