The Magic Keyboard of iPad Pro 2020 brings many essential upgrades, but it also comes with a price that makes people startled.
Yesterday, Apple launched a new generation of iPad Pro with a more powerful A12Z Bionic chip, an upgraded camera system with a super wide-angle camera, a LiDAR scanner,… However, the upgrade attracted a lot of attention—most not in the iPad, but its keyboard accessories.
In parallel with iPad Pro, Apple also launched the Magic Keyboard with many new features than the previous Smart Keyboard Folio keyboard. The unique point is that this keyboard is integrated with a trackpad (trackpad), which helps users use it more comfortably at work.
New Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro has a built-in touchpad.
Magic Keyboard also provides improved typing feeling, backlit support, an additional USB-C port, the ability to adjust arbitrary angles, and the suspended iPad design “very impressive”.
However, to get those features of Magic Keyboard, users will also have to spend a small amount: $ 299 (7 million) for 11-inch iPad Pro and $ 349 (8.1 million) for iPad 12.9 inch pro.
Magic Keyboard starts at $ 299 for the 11-inch version.
At this price, the Magic Keyboard is probably the most expensive accessory for a tablet we’ve ever seen. Comparatively, the Surface Pro’s Type Cover also has a trackpad but costs only $ 129-159.
The Surface Pro’s Type Cover also has a trackpad, but the price is less than half of the Magic Keyboard.
Even with the money for a Magic Keyboard, one can even buy a 10.2-inch iPad. Or on the market today, $ 300 is entirely enough to own yourself a real Windows laptop, of course, built-in keyboard and trackpad.
With the amount of Magic Keyboard, users can own a cheap iPad…
… or even a real laptop, like this HP 15s, for example.
Apple is advertising the iPad Pro as a real replacement device for laptops. However, most users will feel hesitant when looking at the price of essential accessories like the Magic Keyboard, especially when all laptops on the market have a built-in one. “Magic Keyboard” they don’t need to buy. Plus the limitations of the connection port or the operating system, iPad Pro is still not enough to replace it, although it looks very much like a computer.