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Apple Working on More Laptop-Like Magic Keyboard for iPad [Gurman]

Apple Working on More Laptop-Like Magic Keyboard for iPad [Gurman]

Posted September 3, 2023 at 2:22pm by iClarified
Apple is working on a more laptop-like Magic Keyboard for the iPad, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

The new Magic Keyboard combines a keyboard and trackpad and could launch alongside the next iPad Pro. The redesign is said to be extensive featuring a larger trackpad and an aluminum top case.

The new approach will make the accessory feel more like a premium product, with the Mac's aesthetic. The switch to aluminum also gives the keyboard a sturdier structure: The older, flimsier version was prone to bending and even tearing at the edges. I'm told that, when closed, the exterior shell of the Magic Keyboard will retain the cover material of the current model. It will also continue to have one USB-C port.

Gurman notes that the aluminum is lightweight and so does not expect much difference in weight between the new and current models. However, it's possible that the change could bring an increase to the $300 starting price.

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Apple Working on More Laptop-Like Magic Keyboard for iPad [Gurman]
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