Apple iPad Pro Smart Keyboard With Trackpad Arriving This Year?

Looks like this is here now.

But the best announcement by far is the new cursor. Until now using a mouse on iPadOS 13 was cumbersome. That just changed overnight. I simply love how the cursor changes from a tap to a text selector or an icon highlighter depending on context. Only thing that’s pesky is the need to click and drag the home bar to bring up the app switcher. I just want to scroll on the home bar to change apps. But that’s easily fixed if you have a multi button mouse like my M720 Triathlon.

@waytools just give me a TREG unit already! I’m wonderfully close to making my iPad Pro a genuine laptop replacement save the odd embedded programming software or multiphysics simulation. I’m already able to take notes, annotate research papers, code Python for my plots and projects with Pythonista/Pyto, make CAD models with Shapr, use Mathematica, make figures with Affinity Designer and check up on my simulations/make quick modifications with Remote Desktop. Just need your super portable keyboard to tie it all together :cry:

Hrishi1379 - the new mouse support in iPadOS is great (finally!)

This just-announced iPad Pro is a bit of a bridge model - adds lidar camera, and 12Z processor to existing design.

The major upgrade is the upcoming shift to microled display, 5G, and 5nm silicon.

That looks like it’ll debut ~ Q4. We’re using our current iPad Pro’s until that one ships.

Apple’s new magic keyboard / trackpad doubles the thickness and weight, and is pricey at $349.

The accessory mimics the old MBP architecture - 1mm travel keys / trackpad in middle of palmrest.

There’s a newer architecture based on TextBlade that we like a lot better for lap use.


Are you looking at coming out with an ipad cover with TB built in (permanently or possibly removeable)?

After GR, of course!


Would this mythical keyboard come out before the Apple’s in May?

You must be new here ;p
The textblade will not be shipping by May 2020, I hope it ships in 2020, but given the posts to date 2021 seems more likely. Of course I am speculating, but this project has a solid history of repeated delays. If anyone has more solid information on a shipping date feel free to correct me ^^

I think I am one of the earliest buyers here. I think I bought this on the second day. I was being flippant. Why even mention a “newer architecture based on TextBlade that we like a lot better for lap use” when the promised update is over a year late?

You would think an update would come especially now when people are worried about their finances.