The very first reactions to Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro are here

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

What you need to know

  • Deliveries of Apple's new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard are starting to arrive.
  • The first reactions are in!
  • Reviews note it's sturdy, heavy and the trackpad clicks anywhere. hurrah!

Apple's new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard is beginning to arrive, which means the very first reactions are available.

Apple announced the new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard alongside the new iPad back on March 18, from Apple's Newsroom:

Magic Keyboard attaches magnetically to iPad Pro, putting the beautiful Multi-Touch screen up on display with a floating cantilevered design for smooth adjustments of the viewing angle up to 130 degrees. The portable design features a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm travel, offering a comfortable and responsive typing experience, whether working on a lap or on a desk. The click-anywhere trackpad of Magic Keyboard complements the touch-first design of iPad for fluid navigation, easy cursor control, and precise adjustments. With USB-C pass-through charging, Magic Keyboard keeps the USB-C port on iPad Pro free for accessories, including external drives and displays. And for added security, when Magic Keyboard is attached and closed, the iPad Pro microphones are disconnected, preventing any audio data from being compromised.

One user who got their hands on the keyboard took to Twitter saying:

Wow, Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is surprisingly very sturdy. Let's take a moment to appreciate the engineering of the hinge mechanism.

Federico Viticci also noted a YouTube video with an initial reaction. Apparently, the keyboard itself is quite heavy, 600g compared to the iPad's 471. He noted that the hinge looked quite stiff, but on the plus side, it's been revealed that you can adjust the keyboard's backlight brightness within Settings on iPadOS.

Another very quick overview from MrExitStrategy again noted the keyboard's weight. The keyboard's port is charging/passthrough only and doesn't recognize accessories. He also notes the trackpad is really responsive and you can click anywhere on the trackpad, like a MacBook!

Are you going to buy a Magic Keyboard, and will any of this information change your mind? Let us know!

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9