Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Apple may release the second-generation Magic Keyboard in March 2021 with compatibility for the fourth-generation iPad Air

Apple will apparently release the next Magic Keyboard in March 2021. (Image source: Em Gan - Unsplash)
Apple will apparently release the next Magic Keyboard in March 2021. (Image source: Em Gan - Unsplash)
Rumour has it that Apple has a second-generation Magic Keyboard in development. The keyboard accessory will apparently be compatible with the iPad Pro and the rumoured fourth-generation iPad Air. The new keyboard is scheduled to arrive in March 2021, a year after Apple released the fourth generation of the iPad Pro.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!

English-Chinese-Translator - Details here

The fourth-generation iPad Pros are somewhat iterative updates over their predecessors. Still, the Magic Keyboard marked the first time that Apple had brought official trackpad support to its premium tablets. The Magic Keyboard has its drawbacks though, namely its price and the heft that it adds to the overall carry weight of the iPad Pro 11 and 12.9-inch models.

Apple is apparently not hanging around with delivering a new edition of the Magic Keyboard, though. According to @komiya_kj, the next Magic Keyboard will be released in March 2021, which will be a year after the release of the current model. @komiya_kj adds that next year's Magic Keyboard will be not only compatible with the iPad Pro range, but also the next iPad Air. The latter is rumoured to feature a refreshed design and one that is closer to the iPad Pro than the current iPad Air.

@komiya_kj has not offered any details about the changes that Apple will make to the next Magic Keyboard, nor whether it will release a dedicated version for the iPad Air. However, the fourth-generation model is thought to have an 11-inch display, which should make it compatible with the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro 11. A larger trackpad would seem like a reasonable change for the next Magic Keyboard, as would a reduction in its weight compared to the current model.

, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Source(s)

@komiya_kj, Image credit - Em Gan (Unsplash)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - Senior Tech Writer - 3674 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
contact me via: @aldersonaj
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 08 > Apple may release the second-generation Magic Keyboard in March 2021 with compatibility for the fourth-generation iPad Air
Alex Alderson, 2020-08-12 (Update: 2020-08-12)