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Users can type on the keyboard while it's paired with the iPad Pro or other compatible Bluetooth devices. However, the keyboard's Touch ID sensor won't work with Apple's new tablet, according to MacRumors.
While the keyboard's Touch ID support would have been redundant on the iPad Pro, the new tablet's M1 chip also powers other M1 Macs that will work with the keyboard's Touch ID. That broader compatibility had led some to speculate whether the two may work in tandem. However, Apple apparently saw no need to include external Touch ID support in iPadOS.