As suspected, the mini-LED tech on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a downside
It is believed that the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro will not work with older generation Magic Keyboards because it's around 0.5mm thicker than last year's model. Although the increase in thickness may sound negligible, it's substantial enough to prevent the new iPad Pro from closing properly when used with older keyboards.
This means that you will have to spend $349 on the new Magic Keyboard if you need a folio case, on top of the $1,099 starting price. The new keyboard is apparently largely the same as the previous model, save for a new white color option. It is backward compatible with the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pros.
11-inch iPad Pro remains compatible with older Magic Keyboards
Both new slates are underpinned by the M1 processor that powers the new Macs and come with up to 2TB of storage. Here is a little guide to help you decide which storage variant is right for you.