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Magic Keyboard for iPad Teardown

Juli Clover:

iFixit last week shared x-rays of the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, giving us a little look at what’s inside Apple’s newest keyboard design, and today, iFixit is back with a mini trackpad teardown.

Kevin Purdy:

There is so much going on here, you might never guess that this is technically an accessory to the actual iPad Pro (until you notice the $330 price tag).

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What looks like multiple buttons in the X-ray is actually just one button and a simple, elegant lever system. The single button is at the center of the trackpad, where the mechanism is rigid. When you apply pressure near the center, whether top, middle, or bottom-center, you are directly pressing the button. Press near the top, bottom, or one of the corners, however, and the lever system comes into play, forcing the contact plate in the center upward to make a click happen. You can see it happen in this animation below. Note how the lever mechanism covers not only the diagonal corner areas, but the perimeter of the trackpad, too.

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