Apple is developing an iPad Pro keyboard case with a trackpad and is expected to release it with the new iPad Pro at its spring launch in March,media reported. Apple has been trying to design an iPad keyboard case with a trackpad for years, and has tried to develop a version with capacitive keys. Judging by the exposure, the iPad Pro keyboard case with trackpad will use the same material as the iPad Pro’s existing smart keyboard case.
Apple to release iPad Pro smart keyboard with trackpad in 2020
However, there is no mention in the report of the keyboard and trackpad layout on the new iPad Pro keyboard case, which is expected to be similar to the MacBook Pro, with the keyboard located above the trackpad.
The current iPad Pro’s smart keyboard covers are standard keyboard layouts, and adding a trackpad would also mean a revolutionary design change because it’s not easy to make room for the trackpad.
As the Times reported back in January, Apple was developing an iPad smart keyboard case with a backlit design and scissor buttons, so the iPad smart keyboard case with a trackpad could also have these features.
Apple is currently preparing to mass-produce the keyboard and is expected to release it alongwith the new iPad Pro, the sources said. Apple is expected to hold a spring launch at the end of March, and in addition to the new iPhone, the new iPad Pro is likely to be released together. It follows reports that Apple will also release the iPad Pro with a Mini LED display in the second half of 2020.