Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is not compatible with the company’s older-generation Magic Keyboard due to a slight increase in the new tablet’s thickness.
iGeneration cites a document sent to Apple Stores, that says the new iPad Pro is 0.5mm thicker than the previous 12.9-inch model. Due to the added thickness, the new iPad will not work with the older generation Magic Keyboard. The added 0.5mm increase is enough to prevent the new iPad Pro from closing properly when used with an older-generation keyboard.
The new 11-inch iPad Pro apparently has not increased in thickness, so it remains compatible with the previous generation Magic Keyboard.
Apple is making available a new Magic Keyboard that is compatible with the new large iPad Pro. Other than the compatibility and a new white color option, the keyboard is believed to be the same as the previous generation.
The new iPad Pro is powered by the same M1 chip found in the latest Macs. The new iPad Pro features Thunderbolt and USB4 support, 5G connectivity on cellular models offering mmWave support in the United States.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a new mini-LED powered Liquid Retina XDR display that brings extreme dynamic range to iPad Pro. The display offers up to 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness, up to 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
An all-new 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera enables Center Stage, a new feature that automatically keeps users perfectly framed for even more engaging video calls.