The heavy truth about the iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard

The heavy truth about the iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard

When Apple announced the new Magic keyboard Pro for iPad is, it is decided to play coy about how much it weighed. The result is that, in spite of some accurate speculation, none of us found out, for sure, that until this week, when the first keyboards were in the hands of reviewers and customers. And so, during the middle of our global insulation event, we were all spared for a few weeks in bath takes from tech experts. Alas, those days are over now.

But I’ve got good news! While the Magic keyboard Pro for iPad in fact the iPad Pro as much as a laptop, weighs, you must buy only, if you want to use your iPad in this way. It is your choice—and that says everything about the iPad is the biggest attraction.

Weighs as much as a laptop

There’s no getting around it: the new Magic keyboard is difficult. So hard, in fact, that if you a close to the 11-inch iPad Pro, it is almost as heavy as the old 11-inch MacBook Air. And if you have a close to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, it is almost as heavy as the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Brydge is a keyboard for the iPad, similar to Apple’s Magic keyboard.

This is a revelation that will come as no surprise to those of us who have the iPad with a heavy laptop-style keyboard cases for the last few years. When I sit in my garden typing on my iPad Pro with a Brydge keyboard connected, I am essentially working on a 13-inch laptop, and it weighs only as much as you would expect.

But these specs are legitimate, a break in some people’s heads. This is because you have made the error, the classification of the iPad as a smaller type of device, a compromise that people use only because it offers something that the Mac can. To approach In the moment, that the iPad begins the Mac domain, these people on the defensive. “Why don’t you use only a MacBook Pro,” they say. (I’ve heard that a lot over the years.)

It is to unravel a lot. As I wrote last month: “What makes the iPad too big, is its absolute flexibility.” Yes, I choose an iPad, because I have built up a collection of apps and shortcuts that let me do my job. But I also choose to use an iPad, because it can so quickly turn to other devices. My “laptop” can also be a (relatively) light, or turn into a audio editing workstation, I have the pencil control of a Apple. Or I can do it. the clip into a desktop stand, a USB keyboard, and Magic Trackpad, and make it a little iMac The iPad is the Form in which I want it to be, but still yourself.

There is a reason why Apple will show the videos about the magic of the keyboard, someone always grabbing the iPad with one hand and go away with him. This is the killer feature. This is what separates it from any Mac laptop. It is a laptop not want to—until the moment you decide that it is not. And then, it’s not.

Not everyone wants to means a laptop

But the part to be flexible, that not each application will work for every user. One of the most confusing things I’ve seen in my years of covering Apple, the tendency of some people is irrationally angry if Apple are not interested in a product that interested in buying. (The response to the 12-inch MacBook was… something else.)

With such products, iPad Pro accessories, I am perplexed that anyone would give you anything other than optional. I know we are not used to display an Apple product as a system of interconnected components, but this is what the iPad Pro has in. It is a powerful touch-based tablet with a collection of accessories that Barbie herself would be jealous.

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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad.

I’ve seen a lot of criticism of the Magic keyboard, which seems to be the fact to ignore that Apple is also always makes the Smart Keyboard Folio, a thinner, lighter, cheaper, but more limited product. After we surprised the first hands-on-reports-about the magic of the keyboard, I am, to keep that Apple chose, the Smart Keyboard Folio. If you are someone who likes to wear to your iPad, with a keyboard connected, but not with the keyboard all that much, the Magic keyboard is probably too much of a good thing.

And that’s okay, it’s okay, if you pencil not to buy an Apple. The Apple pencil is a spectacular tool for some users, and a complete waste of money for the other. This is where the iPad Pro is today. A core product surrounded by an array of optional accessories. If one of them does not work for you in movement

Future

as soon As you start to think that the iPad Pro as a naked robotic core in the center of a system of accessories that you can use to the Form, the way you use the device, the possibilities begin to open. Apple accessories always keep in the middle, but for third parties, things to build, which pushes the envelope. If iPadOS 14 of the full external display support, iPad-docking-stations adds not far behind.

And who knows? Maybe Apple push-iPadOS in even stranger directions for the future. I never thought we would be sitting here, in the spring of 2020 talk of an Apple Design laptop bag for iPad Pro, including a trackpad with full native pointer support, but here we are. This feels like a story only just beginning.

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Released on mon, 22 Apr 2020 11:00:00 +0000

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