Magic Keyboard for iPad

The Magic Keyboard for iPad is a computer keyboard for the iPad Pro and iPad Air, produced by Apple. It was announced in March 2020 with an original release date of May 2020, but it was subsequently made available to order in mid-April. Deliveries started later that month.[1] It is available alongside the Smart Keyboard and Smart Cover.

Magic Keyboard for iPad
DeveloperApple Inc.
Release dateApril 22, 2020
InputRegion-specific keyboard and trackpad
ConnectivityUSB-C port
PlatformiPad Pro 11-inch 1st and 2nd generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd and 4th generation
iPad Air 4th generation


The Magic Keyboard for iPad is similar to its desktop predecessor but features a trackpad. Its keys are backlit and use a scissor mechanism with 1 mm of key travel. It attaches magnetically to the iPad Pro or iPad Air, which sits above a cantilever that allows adjusting the viewing angle.

Instead of a battery, it is powered by the iPad's magnetic Smart Connector. It also has a USB-C port on the hinge of the keyboard for recharging the iPad and freeing the USB-C port on the iPad itself for other accessories.

It is compatible with the 11-inch iPad Pro 1st and 2nd generation, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3rd and 4th generation,[2] and the 4th-generation iPad Air.[3]


  1. ^ "Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) - US English". Apple Inc. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Compared: Magic Keyboard versus Smart Keyboard Folio by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider. 2020-04-23.
  3. ^ Warren, Tom (2020-09-15). "Apple announces new iPad Air that looks more like an iPad Pro, starting at $599". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-09-16.

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