Apple has warned its users that the first-generation Magic Keyboard may have a problem fitting properly with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in a closed condition. The tech giant, in a support document, said that the first-generation Magic Keyboard is “functionally compatible” with new iPad Pro, but it may not “precisely fit when closed.”
The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro powered by Apple’s own M1 chips is about 0.5 mm thicker than its predecessor owing to the new mini-LED display. This 0.5 mm thickness won’t let the new iPad Pro fit perfectly with the first gen Magic Keyboard (A998). If you plan to get some screen protectors, it would thicken the display further and prevent the perfect closing of the display with the Magic Keyboard.
Here is how Apple puts the whole predicament: “The first generation of the Magic Keyboard (A1998) is functionally compatible with the new iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation) with Liquid Retina XDR display. Due to the slightly thicker dimensions of this new iPad Pro, it’s possible that the Magic Keyboard may not precisely fit when closed, especially when screen protectors are applied.”
There is the new Magic Keyboard, of course. But for those who were already thinking of using their first generation Magic Keyboard, Apple has given them a warning by providing the disclaimer.
The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro sports a new Liquid Retina XDR display. There is an Ultra Wide front camera that enables Center Stage, a new feature designed to automatically keep users perfectly framed for video calls. The ISP and Neural Engine in M1 bring support for Smart HDR 3 for the first time to iPad Pro.