The 2021 is believed to be 12.9-inch iPad Pro doesn’t work with older generation Magic keyboards because it is approx. 0.5mm thicker than last year’s model. While the increase in thickness sounds negligible, it is significant enough to keep the new iPad Pro from closing properly when used with older keyboards.
This means that if you need a folio case, you’ll have to spend $ 349 on the new Magic Keyboard, on top of the starting price of $ 1,099. The new keyboard appears to be largely the same as the previous model, except for a new white color option. It is backwards compatible with the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pros.
This screen technology is supposedly the reason why the new variant is a little thicker than the previous model.
The 11-inch iPad Pro is still compatible with older Magic keyboards
The new 11-inch iPad Pro doesn’t have an XDR display and its dimensions haven’t changed. The advantage is that it is still compatible with older Magic keyboards. Apple also introduced a new Magic keyboard for the 11-inch model, which costs $ 299. The model itself starts at $ 799.
The new models also include Thunderbolt connections and the optional 5G wireless technology. The camera system has also been updated.