The Kensington Studio Dock is just not appropriate with the thicker 12.9-inch iPad Professional and Kensington has advised us that there’s a refresh coming quickly.
The 2021 12.9-inch iPad Professional is a half-millimeter thicker than its predecessor, because of its mini-LED show. This slight change has been sufficient to trigger compatibility points with some exactly machined equipment.
Kensington up to date its web site to point the Studio Dock for the 12.9-inch iPad Professional was not appropriate with the 2021 mannequin. AppleInsider reached out to substantiate the problem with system thickness.
“The brand new 2021 iPad Professional 12.9″ is incompatible with the present StudioDock as a result of it’s thicker in measurement than the 2018-2020 fashions (6.4mm vs. 5.9mm),” Kensington advised AppleInsider. “Kensington is planning on launching a brand new SKU to assist the brand new iPad Professional.”
It is not but clear when the brand new mannequin will ship.
The Kensington Studio Dock is a $399.99 dock/stand that provides a number of ports to the iPad Professional in a sublime stand. We reviewed the Studio Dock and located it to be an important choice for critical iPad Professional customers, if costly.
Apple equally up to date its Magic Keyboard for iPad Professional with a brand new SKU to assist the thicker design. Clients who bought the Magic Keyboard in 2020 who deliberate on upgrading have not taken to the information properly.
There’s nonetheless some hope for early adopters of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Professional. Apple launched a assist doc saying the outdated Magic Keyboard case would nonetheless be functionally appropriate with the brand new iPad Professional however would not “exactly match when closed.”
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