This is how Superman sees iPad Pro’s Magic Keyboard

This is how Superman sees iPad Pro’s Magic Keyboard


iPad Pro Magic Keyboard in X-ray
There’s no need to teardown an iPad Pro Magic Keyboard when you can discover its secrets with X-rays.
Photo: iFixit

Apple’s Magic Keyboard add-on for the iPad Pro looks amazing. And it appears even more spectacular when iFixit X-rayed this accessory to see the inner details of the scissor-switch keys, the trackpad and the hinges that make an iPad seem to float.

Look deep inside iPad Pro’s Magic Keyboard with the power of X-rays

The repair-supply company iFixit does tear downs of most Apple products, and it teamed up with Creative Electron to X-ray the new keyboard case Apple designed for the iPad Pro.

Most notably, a look inside confirms that the keys use a scissor switch, not the problematical butterfly design that Apple recently stopped using. “This is the least complicated thing we can see on the Magic Keyboard, and it’s probably the biggest improvement,” said Kevin Purdy of iFixit.

Apple didn’t copy the trackpad from a MacBook over to this accessory. The X-ray examination seems to show multiple physical buttons behind the surface, a design Purdy isn’t familiar with.

The iFixit tech also points out that each hinge has two springs: a large and small one. That design left left Purdy scratching his head, too.

Taking X-rays of the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard raised as many questions as it answered, but iFixit hasn’t yet been able to crack open one of these.

One hard-to-find iPad keyboard

If this inside look inspired you to buy a Magic Keyboard of your own, you can order one today from the Apple Online Store. The 11-inch model is priced at $299, while the 12.9-inch model is priced at $349.

But don’t wait around. Shipping currently takes three-to-four weeks.

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