You can pre-order the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard on Amazon right now
What you need to know
- You can pre-order the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro on Amazon.
- The US site does not specify a ship date, but the UK site suggests May 30th.
- Pre-orders are available for both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models.
When Apple announced the new iPad Pro in March, it also gave a preview of an accessory that practically outshined the iPad itself. The new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro will bring Apple's backlit keyboard and trackpad to the iPad Pro for the first time, as well as a floating design for the iPad when it is attached to the keyboard case.
While Apple has not started orders for the new keyboard yet, Amazon has apparently been running pre-orders for the upcoming Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro for weeks. Technology Youtuber DailyTekk posted on Twitter about the pre-order this evening.
You can now pre-order the new Magic (floaty) keyboard for the iPad Pro from Amazon (it's not yet available from Apple). I did! Here's the link to get you started: https://t.co/eGeuCgSUAMYou can now pre-order the new Magic (floaty) keyboard for the iPad Pro from Amazon (it's not yet available from Apple). I did! Here's the link to get you started: https://t.co/eGeuCgSUAM— DailyTekk (@DailyTekk) April 8, 2020April 8, 2020
Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the keyboard. While the United States website does not specify a ship date, AppleInsider has noticed that the UK website for Amazon says that customers can expect a ship date of May 30th.
You can pre-order both the 11-inch (opens in new tab) and 12.9-inch (opens in new tab) versions of the new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro today.
A magic keyboard for a magical piece of glass.
The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro brings a backlit keyboard and trackpad case to the iPad Pro directly from Apple for the first time.
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$300? Pass. That’s absurd for a GD keyboard/stand. I’ll wait 6 months and get one on eBay for WAY less than that. Remember, the HomePod was originally $350. They have been going for $200 new on eBay for many months now. Lots of places are dumping them because they aren’t selling. A $300 keyboard/stand is also not going to sell.
Your supporting example is a bit contrived. People bought the HomePod and discovered it isn't nearly as useful as they hoped because of its ties to Apple Music, and so they sold it at a loss. Whether the new Magic Keyboard sells well or not, the people who bought it are probably going to hold onto it, because it'll be very useful. Moreover, I suspect you're wrong about whether it's going to sell. A poll on 9to5Mac showed a surprising amount of enthusiasm for it.