Magic Keyboard for iPad
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iPad Air (4th generation) on a black Magic Keyboard
DeveloperApple Inc.
Release dateApril 22, 2020
InputRegion-specific keyboard and trackpad
ConnectivityUSB-C port (for charging)
Smart Connector
PlatformiPad Pro 11-inch 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation
iPad Air 4th and 5th generation

The Magic Keyboard for iPad is a computer keyboard for the iPad Pro and iPad Air, produced by Apple. It was announced in March 2020 with an original release date of May 2020, but it was subsequently made available to order in mid-April. Deliveries started later that month.[1] It is available alongside the Smart Keyboard and Smart Cover. A white version was released on April 20, 2021.


The Magic Keyboard for iPad is similar to its desktop predecessor but features a trackpad. Its keys are backlit and use a scissor mechanism with 1 mm of key travel. It attaches magnetically to the iPad Pro or iPad Air, which sits above a cantilever that allows adjusting the viewing angle.

Instead of a battery, it is powered by the iPad's magnetic Smart Connector. It also has a USB-C port on the hinge of the keyboard for recharging the iPad and freeing the USB-C port on the iPad itself for other accessories.

It is compatible with the 11-inch iPad Pro 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation,[2] and the 4th generation and 5th generation iPad Air.[3]

Apple released a modified Magic Keyboard in May 2021 to accommodate the slightly thicker 5th generation iPad Pro, which is also compatible with the previous Magic Keyboard, though it exhibits tighter fit.[4]


  1. ^ "Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) – US English". Apple Inc. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Compared: Magic Keyboard versus Smart Keyboard Folio by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider. 2020-04-23.
  3. ^ Ipad Keyboards Rterieved 20 March 2022
  4. ^ "New 12.9-inch iPad Pro 'Works Perfect' With Previous Generation Magic Keyboard, But Fit is a 'Little Bit Snug'". MacRumors. Retrieved 2021-05-19.