Apple Magic Keyboard
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A1644 MLA22LL/A (compact silver/white),|
A1843 MQ052LL/A (full-size silver/white),
A1843 MRMH2LL/A (full-size grey/black)
|Keyswitches||Scissor switch/Rubber dome|
|Interface||Bluetooth, Apple Lightning (USB)|
|Dimensions||279×115×109 mm (compact), 419×115×109 mm (full-size)|
|Weight||231g (compact), 390 (full-size)|
|Introduced||2015 (compact), 2017 (full size)|
|Price||$99 (compact), $129 (full size)|
|Battery||2.98 Wh Li-Ion (compact)|
The Apple Magic Keyboard is the current keyboard line sold with new desktop Apple Macintosh computers. They are also available separately.
Unlike its predecessors (the Apple Aluminium Keyboard) it uses a fixed rechargeable battery. This is difficult to replace but allows the keyboard to have a flatter profile. The left and right cursor keys and the keys on the function-key row are not halved in height. The keys are also slightly larger in size - which is well known to cause more typing errors.
The keyboard uses Bluetooth and pairs automatically to a Macintosh when connected via the charging cable - which requires the use of MacOS X 10.11 "El Capitan" or higher. The cable is only for charging and pairing - there is no USB hub.
A compact variety, without numeric keypad. Successor to the aluminium "Apple Wireless Keyboard". Only in silver/white. Shipped with iMac.
Rumour has it that some symbols were changed from June 5 2017 onwards.
"Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad"
The full-size varities are wireless, unlike the previous full-size Apple Aluminium Keyboard which had been wired only.
The silver/white introduced in June 2017, available only separately. A "Space Gray" variant with black keys was introduced with the iMac Pro in Dec 2017, and has been available separately since March 2018.
- Magic Keyboard on Wikipedia.
- Macworld: Apple Magic Keyboard review: Should have called it basic. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
- iFixit: Magic Keyboard Teardown. Dated 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2016-10-28.