Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors:
This is basically my iPad dream, fulfilled. But dreams are amorphous things, and they fall apart if you begin to interrogate them logically. The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro isn’t a dream, it’s a real product, one that’s sitting in my lap right now. It’s one thing for Apple to decide that it’s time to offer a full laptop experience on the iPad — and an altogether different thing to execute that vision.
As I scrutinize the Magic Keyboard, it doesn’t fall apart as if it were a dream — it holds together, solidly. This is a product that isn’t for everyone, to be sure… but it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.
I really enjoyed Snell’s review, and found it comforting that we came to extremely similar conclusions despite coming from quite different starting points. We’re both longtime — very longtime — Mac aficionados, but he’s been on Team Do Work Using an iPad for years now. Long story short, I have not. But for all the same reasons that he finds the iPad Magic Keyboard and newfound pointer support in iPadOS make working on iPad even better, I find they make it possible.
I think that’s the key to all this: Apple has made iPad better in new ways without making it worse in any existing way.
★ Monday, 27 April 2020