Magic Keyboard for iPad

The Magic Keyboard for iPad is an iPad Cover with a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2020 as part of the Magic Keyboard series. The Keyboard has been introduced on March 18, 2020, alongside the new iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Generation and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Generation, released on April 22, 2020, and its price started at $299.

The Magic Keyboard for iPad is similar to Smart Keyboard Folio but features a trackpad. Its keys are backlit and use a scissor mechanism with 1 mm travel. It attaches magnetically to the iPad Pro above a cantilever that allows adjusting the viewing angle. It doesn’t have a battery but is powered by the iPad Pro itself. It also has a USB-C port on the hinge of the keyboard for recharging the iPad Pro and freeing the USB-C port on the iPad Pro for other accessories. It is compatible with iPad Pro 11-inch 1st and 2nd generation, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd, and 4th generation, and iPad Air 4th Generation.

On April 20, 2021, Apple announced a new Magic Keyboard in white color alongside the new iPad Pro with an M1 chip, and has been on April 30, 2021.

Today Magic Keyboard for iPad is 2 years old!

Magic Keyboard for iPad
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Magic Keyboard for iPad Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 18, 2020 (Black)
April 20, 2021 (White)
ReleasedApril 22, 2020 (Black)
April 30, 2021 (White)
Model NumberA1998
Order NumberMXQT2LL/A (11-inch Black)
MJQJ3LL/A (11-inch White)
MXQU2LL/A (12.9-inch Black)
MJQL3LL/A (12.9-inch White)
Original Price$299 (11-inch and iPad Air 4th Gen)
$349 (12.9-inch)

System Requirements

  • iPad Pro 11-inch
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Generation
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd Generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th Generation
  • iPad Air 4th Generation


Keys in Total64
Special1 – Globe


Buttons1 – Multi-Touch Trackpad


Connection1 – Smart Connector
1 – USB-C (Power only)


PowerSmart Connector

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