Is it the same keyboard? Magic Keyboard vs. Magic Keyboard Folio

The launch of the 10th generation iPad has not come alone, since together with it Apple has launched a new keyboard, very similar to the Magic Keyboard of the iPad Pro and iPad Air, even in the name they are similar, it is the Magic Keyboard Folio . In this post we are going to tell you how they are similar and, above all, how they differ.

As you can see, the name of these two keyboards is really similar, and in fact, the essence is practically the same, however, when using one and the other the experience they provide is different, in some points Magic is better Keyboard and others win the Magic Keyboard Folio. However, the first thing you have to know, before starting to talk about both, is the compatibility they have, and that is that unfortunately you will not be able to choose whether to use one or the other, since each iPad has a different model associated with it. We leave them to you below.

  • Magic Keyboard Folio
    • iPad 10th generation.

  • Magic Keyboard
    • iPad Air 4th and 5th generation.
    • 11-inch iPad Pro 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation.
    • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3rd, 4th, or 5th generation.

iPad Air from front


The first difference between the two is clearly obvious, and that is that the Magic Keyboard has a design much more exclusive and sophisticated, in which the iPad remains “floating” on the surface. For its part, the Magic Keyboard Folio has a much more traditional design. However, the design affects not only the aesthetics, but also the comfort to use these two keyboards, and that is that the Magic Keyboard has a single point of support, being much more comfortable to work with it on the knees, while the Magic Keyboard Folio has two points of support, the keyboard itself and the iPad.

iPad 10 + Magic Keyboard

Now, the Magic Keyboard Folio has an advantage, and that is that being two different piecesthe part that adheres to the back of the iPad can be used independently, either to keep the iPad upright on any surface or to be able to rest it and write on it without fear of scratching it.


Well, we have already told you what are the differential points of these two Apple keyboard models, now we come to the similarities, which of course, taking into account the name of the two products, there had to be. The most important of all is the keyboard itselfand it is that the mechanism that Apple has implemented is really comfortable, pleasant and very productive, it is very satisfying to write on these two keyboards.

iPad Air + magic

In addition, and not because we have left it for the end means that it is less relevant, the presence of the trackpad Mark the difference. In both models it is present and it is something that, of course, for all users who want to use their iPad as their main device, having a keyboard like this is a real advantage, since it will allow you to use your iPad “like a computer”, thanks to all the gestures you can do with it.