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You might want to mention only the 12.9 size is on sale, and that it’s the older version. The 11” iPP/10.9 iPad Air model is not.
 
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Broadus

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How much of an issue is it? 200 bucks vs 350 bucks.
From what I've read, it may be a little snug when closed. Some owners of the 2021 12.9 say they have trouble finding a difference between the two.

I'm not sure whether the 3rd/4th MKB will close well over a 2021 12.9 that has a glass screen protector. A plastic protector should be no problem. Still, BB has a 15-day return policy, so the savings would make it worth checking out.

At any rate, I have an Apple Refurbished 2018 12.9 256GB that is out for delivery and I was hoping for a sale on the MKB, so this is really timely.
 
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Oreon

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2020 Magic Keyboard fits the M1 12.9 iPad better in my opinion, using the 2021 has a small gap between the screen and the keyboard where the 2020 one is completely sealed all the way round.
 

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After watching videos comparing the Apple, Logitech and Brydge keyboards, was hoping to justify one of the lesser expensive keyboards. MKB comes out ahead in most areas. Then I looked at several YouTube reviews and the consensus is that the gen. 5 12.9 iPad Pro will fit in the gen. 4 MKB. So I searched pricing to see prices and just ordered one from BestBuy For $199. WOW!
 
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One thing I’ve noticed comparing the black 2020 with the white 2021 MKB is the white seems a bit smoother almost like they are using a different material, anyone know if the black 2021 feels the same or is it exactly the same fingerprint magnet material to last years?
 
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Pierre535

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After watching videos comparing the Apple, Logitech and Brydge keyboards, was hoping to justify one of the lesser expensive keyboards. MKB comes out ahead in most areas. Then I looked at several YouTube reviews and the consensus is that the gen. 5 12.9 iPad Pro will fit in the gen. 4 MKB. So I searched pricing to see prices and just ordered one from BestBuy For $199. WOW!
Got my keyboard today. So far, liking it, but as noted, a bit on the heavy side but typing is great. Absolutely no tightness or misfit. Don’t know what Apple was thinking.
 

LogicalApex

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Also note this is the previous gen which works with the new 12.9 but is not 100% perfectly sized for it. Won't be an issue for most people, but some would notice and care.

I have a 2021 iPad Pro and am using it with my 2020 MKB and I can’t find anything wrong here. It fits just as good as it did on the 2020 iPad Pro before I returned that. I guess if I pulled out a caliper I could find a difference, but for use no one will notice.

This deal is a steal.
 
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iF34R

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Order open box and they sent me a sealed brand new one with small cut in plastic
WOW!!! I know that feeling. About 17 years ago now we had to get a really good vacuum cleaner due to a health issue of our three year old. So we bought a Rainbow off ebay that was "open box". Regular price was $2400 and we got it for $600 with full warranty. Kinda skeptical, but we really needed it. We got it and it was literally NEW and sealed with a corner of the box dented. We still have it and use it regularly. We have only had to replace one part for $5 in this entire time.
 
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