Apple's new iPad Pro hit the market in March, promising consumers that their next computer is not a computer. The iFixit experts have already performed an autopsy on the equipment and the results were far below expectations. However, there is an accessory that piqued the curiosity of the experts: the Magic Keyboard.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of social isolation measures in the United States, iFixit's typical disassembly has changed somewhat. While they still do not have access to the new iPad Pro keyboard, technicians have asked Creative Electron to help unravel the equipment's mysteries through X-ray.
Right from the first observation of the images, the specialists were able to notice a great difference in relation to the previous keyboards. Unlike the Smart Keyboard, which had the infamous butterfly system, the Magic Keybord has a more stable configuration, thanks to the scissor mechanisms.
Remember that the Magic Keyboard was first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and is part of the new MacBook Air that iFixit recently reviewed. At the time, experts made it known that the inclusion of the new keyboard system was an improvement over the previous one.
When analyzing the images captured by Creative Electron, the experts came across some aspects that they found curious, such as two large metal plates in places where the user would typically support his wrists. Apparently, the components serve as a kind of weight to help balance the iPad Pro when used in combination with the keyboard.
The trackpad is one of the novelties that Apple decided to introduce in the new keyboard. Contrary to what is present on MacBook, the iPad Pro has no buttons and uses haptic feedback to simulate clicks.
IFixit also noticed in the configuration of the hinges of the cover where the Magic Keyboard is located, as well as in the layout of the cables that connect it to the Apple tablet. To the surprise of specialists, a simple accessory for the iPad Pro ends up containing a configuration of components more interesting than that of many portable computers.