On April 20, Apple made several announcements during its “Spring Loaded” keynote, including the arrival of the iPad Pro 2021. This includes, for the first time, an M1 chip, which Apple introduced on the MacBook Pro, Air and Mini at the end of last year . This new chip was personally developed by the Cupertino company and was intended to enable performance never seen on a computer or tablet.
However, due to its slightly thicker dimensions, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will have more difficulty accommodating the first-generation Magic keyboard (A1998). While Apple has confirmed that the new iPad Pro will work well with this Magic keyboard, the company has warned that “the Magic keyboard may not fit snugly when closed, especially with protective covers in place.”
So, if this older model of Magic keyboard works well with the iPad Pro 2021, Cupertino continues to recommend its customers to opt for the latest version of the Magic keyboard. A situation that is very displeasing to people who have already spent 1,219 euros on this new iPad but cannot take full advantage of their old Magic keyboard. Note that the new Magic keyboard costs € 339.
This corresponds to a total price of 1558 € if you want perfect compatibility between your iPad Pro 2021 and the Magic keyboard. Either more expensive than a 13-inch M1 Macbook Pro with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU and 256 GB of memory. From the big apple.
Even so, Apple just released its financial results for the quarter ended March 27, 2021, which are more encouraging than ever. Apple continues to see exceptional results with double-digit growth across all product categories despite the health crisis.