Regardless of its clearly unwavering commitment to utilizing the Lightning port in iPhones, Apple isn’t generally squeamish about ending support for old accessories and products when it proclaims the best in version of something.
That is particularly clear this week, as it’s been revealed that the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will not work with the Magic Keyboard Apple made for its predecessor only one year prior.
French website iGeneration was quick to cover the news, explaining that albeit the 2020 and 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro are for the most part comparative, the new one is 0.5 mm thicker. The site professed to have seen Apple documentation saying that the more older Magic Keyboard would not be supported. AppleInsider later professed to receive confirmation directly from Apple that this is the case.
It’s essential to note, however, that the Apple Store website guarantees that the new Magic Keyboard works with the more seasoned iPad Pro models. Additionally, this solitary influences the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro; the 11-inch model actually works with the past Magic Keyboard.
That is not by any means the legacy support issue with Apple’s new products this week. While the troublesome Siri remote for the 2017 Apple TV 4K incorporated a gyroscope and accelerometer, the redesigned remote far off for the new Apple TV 4K does not have those highlights. This change would no affect the TV-viewing experience in that gadget, however it is important for games. Certain Apple TV games utilized those sensors to empower iPhone-like inputs and gameplay experiences.
All things considered, Apple has added support for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series controllers to the Apple TV platform, and keeping in mind that all Apple Arcade games are needed to run on Apple TV, an enormous bit of them require committed gamepads to do as such. Apple may see endeavors to make games playable with its own remote as an impasse and could be looking toward those more traditional controllers for help later on.