According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro will be launched with a redesigned Magic Keyboard accessory that will make the device more like a laptop.
Last week, Mark Gurman outlined that Apple would redesign the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, making the device more laptop-like thanks to a larger trackpad. Today Mark Gurman revealed more about the accessory’s redesign in the latest issue of the “Power On” newsletter. It is reported that the area around the keyboard will be made of aluminum to provide a sturdier structure, similar to the MacBook’s A-side case, and Apple hopes these changes will make the iPad Pro look more like a laptop.
In addition, the keyboard case still retains the silicone material currently used, and there is only one USB-C interface. Mark Gurman believes that the use of higher-quality materials may cause Apple to increase the price of the accessory by US$299.
The redesigned Magic Keyboard is expected to arrive alongside the next iPad Pro models, and Mark Gurman said the new tablets will bring “fundamental changes” and be the product’s first major update since 2018, using the M3 chip, OLED display, and slightly increased in size to 11 inches and 13 inches.