Is Apple finally turning the iPad into a MacBook?

MacBook Pro and iPad Pro
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It's a debate as old as time (well, since 2010): can an iPad replace your laptop? Apple has certainly tried to suggest so, most (in)famously in its 2018 ads in which a young tablet user asks, "What's a computer?". The advent of the iPad Pro has certainly helped make the tablet a contender, and new reports suggest the iPad could soon become even more MacBook-esque.

Rumour has it the 2024 iPad Pro is set to be compatible with a brand new version of Apple's Magic Keyboard, featuring a more premium aluminium design, using the same materials as the MacBook itself. (Don't fancy waiting? Check out the best iPad Pro deals available now.) 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.