Any information about the weight of the new iPad Pro magic keyboard? It looks cool (expensive, of course), but if it weighs a ton, it completely negates one of the key points of the iPad, in my opinion: the easy portability.
I feel like I would likely treat it as a bit of a dock to drop the iPad into on my desk and not always carry it around.
I think charging onlyI was thinking the __exact__ same thing. If the USB-C port is a data and charging (i.e., exactly like the on-device port), that would be terrific, I'd "dock" it at my desk and get the TP and KB, plus charging and keep my little USB-C hub connected to run my external DAC/Amp setup on my desk. Detach, and I'm in tablet mode for reading on the sofa (or whatever )
I was thinking the __exact__ same thing. If the USB-C port is a data and charging (i.e., exactly like the on-device port), that would be terrific, I'd "dock" it at my desk and get the TP and KB, plus charging and keep my little USB-C hub connected to run my external DAC/Amp setup on my desk. Detach, and I'm in tablet mode for reading on the sofa (or whatever )
I hadn’t thought about how you could keep the keyboard cover plugged in for charging, then easily grab the iPad when you want to use it for tablet things, and plop it back down for charging and desktop use. That will be great for after work use for me, where I am more likely to use it in tablet form. Makes me even more excited to get the new keyboard (and maybe a new iPad Pro to go with it).
Yeah, the Smart Connector is like a magnetic/quick disconnect port, data/power, that would be great vs. constantly removing a USB-C cable. I'd probably switch out from my case to a skin, just for some scuff protection since the latter wouldn't likely interfere with the connection.
They are probably shipping weights, including packaging.I don't know whether the numbers are right, of course, but both B&H and Adorama have the following weights listed:
11": 1.81 lb / 0.82 kg (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1553851-REG/apple_mxqt2ll_a_magic_keyboard_for_11.html/specs)
12.9": 2.2 lb / 1 kg (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod..._mxqu2ll_a_magic_keyboard_for_12_9.html/specs)
If that's right, the 11" with keyboard would be over 2.8 lbs vs. 2.8 for a MacBook Air while a 12.9" would weigh 3.6 lbs. Hopefully the listed numbers are wrong...
They are probably shipping weights, including packaging.
For comparison, the Brydge keyboard for 12.9 iPad Pro weight 1.51 pounds and its shipping weight on Amazon is 2.95 pounds. If these are indeed shipping weights, and that ratio is a good guess, then the 12.9 Magic Keyboard weighs about 500 grams, or about 1.1 pounds. The iPad weighs 1.4 pounds, so the total would be 2.5 pounds. For comparison, the new Retina Air is 2.8 pounds and the 13" MacBook is 3 pounds. The current iPad Pro 12.9 with smart keyboard is about 2.3 pounds.
Interesting. If this guess is correct, it would weigh pretty much exactly the same as the Brydge one with the trackpad.
Yeah, what‘s up with that? I would guess it must be pretty heavy if Apple hides the weight like this …