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