Touch ID on new Magic Keyboard isn’t compatible with iPad Pro

Apple unveiled an updated Magic Keyboard alongside a 24-inch iMac on Tuesday. The redesigned accessory now supports Touch ID authentication for Apple Pay and signing in and will work on any M1 Mac.

However, despite having the same 8-core M1 chip as the iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, the new iPad Pro will not support authenticating with Touch ID.

The Magic Keyboard will otherwise work as expected on the iPad Pro, and other devices, such as Intel-based Macs.

Apple offers three configurations of the Magic Keyboard: a standard model, a standard model with Touch ID, and an extended Keyboard with numeric pad and Touch ID.

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