Magic Keyboard Folio for new iPad will cost you $249

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in iPad edited October 2022
Apple has introduced the Magic Keyboard Folio for the new iPad, a keyboard and stand similar to the iPad Pro version.

Magic Keyboard Folio for 10th-gen iPad
Magic Keyboard Folio for 10th-gen iPad


Launched alongside the updated 10.9-inch iPad, the Magic Keyboard Folio for iPad is a cover for the tablet that also incorporates a keyboard. Covering both the front and rear, the Magic Keyboard Folio consists of a back cover and a detachable front, with the latter holding the keyboard itself.

The keyboard uses a scissor mechanism with 1mm of travel, and has a 17-key function row along the top. At the bottom is a large trackpad that also supports multi-touch gestures.

Despite using the "Magic Keyboard" name as its iPad Pro accessory counterpart, the Magic Keyboard Folio doesn't use a floating hinge to angle the iPad at the user. Instead, the rear cover has a built-in kickstand flap to stand it up.

As a magnetic two-part system, you can also use just the back cover on its own, with the keyboard stowed away for storage when not required.

The Apple Store lists the Magic Keyboard Folio, compatible only with the 10th-generation iPad, for $249.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    Ouch.  $700 for a base model Apple tablet w/keyboard.  
    dewmeldenninggrandact73curtis hannahbyronl
  • Reply 2 of 5
    This is now virtually identical to the Logitech Keyboard with the larger footprint. Not the best way to go,
    williamlondon
  • Reply 3 of 5
    dewmedewme Posts: 5,483member
    jrcopper said:
    This is now virtually identical to the Logitech Keyboard with the larger footprint. Not the best way to go,

    It looks very similar to the Logitech unit but far less bulky. I like the Logitech unit, works flawlessly on my IPP 10.5", except for one thing - you cannot lift the iPad without supporting the keyboard. If you try to lift just the iPad the keyboard will fall off and crash to the floor.
    watto_cobracurtis hannahbyronl
  • Reply 4 of 5
    JP234 said:
    Wow! The magic in this is how Apple gets people to pay $249 for a bluetooth keyboard. I guess if you're locked into OEM, but there are far lower priced alternatives
    It's not a Bluetooth keyboard. 
    auxiowatto_cobra
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