Apple’s new iPad Pro keyboard magnetically attaches and includes two angles

Apple is improving its existing iPad Pro keyboard with the latest update for iPad. The new Smart Keyboard Folio is magnetically attached to the new iPad Pro and protects the front and back. It contains two angles instead of a single angle on the old keyboard.

It is now much easier to push the keyboard into place. The original smart keyboard made its debut with a keyboard fold design that worked like a cover three years ago. Apple previously used the Smart Connector in the iPad Pro to connect this keyboard, but the new magnet feature makes this keyboard easy to use.

apples new ipad pro keyboard magnetically attaches and includes two angles

The second angle of the new Smart Keyboard Folio

"You can not use other devices in the same way as the iPad," says Jon Ternus, Apple's vice president of hardware engineering. This is a bold argument that ignores most of Microsoft's various Surface Tablets that have provided stylus, touch, and keyboard / mouse input for years. You should test this particular keyboard to see if it is the same as Microsoft's surface-type cover.

Still, Apple can use the keyboard for iPad more closely. The original iPad Pro keyboard, very similar to the surface, was shipped in a single awkward angle for use. This new second-generation keyboard follows the path to Surface Pro 2, which adds two angles, so hopefully Apple's third generation will include multiple angles like Surface Pro 3.

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