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Apple’s Magic Keyboard Folio for the new iPad has a 14-key function row

Apple’s Magic Keyboard Folio for the new iPad has a 14-key function row


The Magic Keyboard Folio has a function row for easy access to things like brightness and volume controls. But the case is only compatible with the new, 10th-generation iPad.

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A closeup shot of the Magic Keyboard Folio for Apple’s new iPad.
Count ‘em: that’s 14 function keys.
Image: Apple

Apple has a new keyboard case for its redesigned lower-end iPad, the Magic Keyboard Folio, and unlike the company’s other keyboard covers for its tablets, this case has an entire row of 14 dedicated function keys.

The order of the cover’s function keys largely mirrors what you might already be familiar with from Apple’s computer and laptop keyboards. On the left, you have access to keys like escape and brightness changers, and on the right, there are keys for things such as media playback and volume.

Apple’s Magic Keyboard Folio comes in a two-piece design. The keyboard attaches to the bottom of the iPad while it’s in landscape mode and also has a large trackpad. The back panel / stand combo, which can be set up at different viewing angles, attaches to the back of the iPad.

You can order the Magic Keyboard Folio now for $249 from Apple’s website. As of this writing, the website says it will be delivered between October 26th and November 2nd. But keep in mind that it’s only compatible with the new, redesigned iPad. If you’ve got an iPad Air or iPad Pro, you’re still stuck without function keys on Apple’s keyboard cases.