Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Counterweighting a Cantilever

I really liked this piece by Dr. Drang:

I’m sure the new iPad Pro will be great, but what every iPad Pro user is eager learn more about are the pointer control enhancements in iPadOS 13.4 and the new Magic Keyboard with its “floating cantilever” design. What I’m most interested in is the stability of iPad when it’s mounted on the Magic Keyboard and how much weight Apple added to the keyboard to achieve that stability.

One thing seems clear: the Magic Keyboard will weigh significantly less than the Brydge Pro+. We would have guessed that anyway, based on Apple’s longstanding obsession with thickness and weight, but the images of the Magic Keyboard show us conceptually how Apple is solving the stability problem.

I can’t wait to try one of these things in person.