Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro review

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro makes it easy to turn a tablet into a laptop. But it’s expensive, heavy, and more limited than you might expect. Still, if you want to convert an iPad into a laptop, it’s the best option available.

Read the full review here:

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy here:

Buy the Magic Keyboard via Apple:

Subscribe to Verge Science:

Community guidelines:
Wallpapers from The Verge: .

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!

What do you think?

35 points
Upvote Downvote


  1. Very good and "very expensive" are probably the right words. Come'on, Apple! Make things more affordable for your customers.

  2. Great review! It might be good for the people who use iPad for casual computing. Your review helped me to make a sound decision. Thanks.

  3. So exciting for the touchpad ? Man, it seems you don’t realize that you have big touchpad above the keyboard, called iPad Pro.

  4. Does the backlight stay on permanently? 'Cause I got one from Costco and the backlight shuts off after 30 seconds.

  5. I like the ad break in the middle of how amazing the surface hardware is. People getting all fired up and needed a moment to cool back down!

  6. Has anybody experienced lag/slow response while typing using this magic keyboard? Mine is driving me nuts on iPad Pro 11”, the response is extremely slow on latest iOS and didn’t find any useful solution. We tried the keyboard on another iPad and found it working great, any thought of what might be wrong?

  7. This pretty much did it for me, I was looking into blowing my wallet on the M1 Air. Then I found this. Game Changer

  8. Will a smart folio keyboard and a magic mouse (second gen) do the same thing? Because I have a magic mouse and I don't really use a trackpad. Basically, is there anything different with the keyboard, other than the keyboard lights?

  9. I like the wallpaper in your video of the Golden Gate Bridge taken from Marshall’s Beach but can’t find it when I open the link to the wallpapers in the description.

Scandinavian luxury iPhone 12 Pro case now available in Japan

Speedy VPN