Apple claims that the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will work with the old Magic keyboard, but ‘does not fit accurately when closed’

In the new support document Published Today, Apple has clarified the compatibility of the Magic Keyboard with the new 12.9-inch iPod Pro. The company now claims that the first-generation Magic keyboard is “functional” with the new 12.9-inch iPod Pro, but it “does not fit exactly when closed.”

The new iPad Pro is 0.5mm thicker than its predecessors due to the new mini-LED display technology. As Apple explains, this difference in thickness is exactly what the 12.9-inch iPod Pro does not fit into the old Magic keyboard. The company also warns that screen protectors could further affect compatibility.

However, despite minor differences in dimensions, Apple writes in the support document that the original Magic keyboard will be “functional” with the new 12.9-inch iPod Pro.

The first generation of the Magic Keyboard (A1998) works with the new iPod Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation) with a liquid Retina XDR display. Due to the slightly thicker dimensions of this new iPod Pro, the Magic keyboard does not fit precisely when closed, especially when screen protectors are used.

It comes later Previous reports The first generation 12.9-inch Magic keyboard, model number A1998, suggested that the new 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro would not work. Despite the compatibility issues it was speculated that the two may be compatible with the functionality, and Apple’s support document provides that assurance.

The dimensions of the new 11-inch Magic Keyboard do not change, so it is designed with the original Magic Keyboard.

The new iPod Pro models and the new Magic Keyboard will go on sale at 5am PT / 8am ET tomorrow. The new Magic Keyboard will be available in white for the first time for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPod Pro models. Are you planning to order? Let us know in the comments!

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