Apple's Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro impresses in X-ray images
The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro undoubtedly divides opinion. On the one hand, it is a feat of engineering with its excellent keyboard and, albeit small, equally-good trackpad. On the other hand, the accessory is heavy and expensive. As we have touched on before, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a Magic Keyboard are not only heavier than a MacBook Air, but it is more expensive too.
iFixit has now taken some X-rays of the Magic Keyboard to find out what is going on inside. This insight offered is quite interesting, with the accessory featuring a trackpad design unlike those on recent MacBooks. Essentially one button, the trackpad has a lever system that engages with the button across the whole trackpad.
The X-rays also offer a look at the inside of the keyboard's asymmetrical hinge mechanism, which is supported by a large spring. Additionally, Apple has employed an army of magnets that hold the iPad Pro securely in place and two metal plates to prevent the keyboard from tipping over. Overall, the Magic Keyboard is surprisingly intricate, and we can now see why it is so heavy at least. Whether its complexity justifies its exorbitant price is another question, though.