Apple Magic Keyboard

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Magic Keyboard
Branding Apple
Keyswitches Scissor switch
Keycaps Laser-etched chiclet
Interface Bluetooth, Apple Lightning (USB)
Dimensions 279mm × 115mm × 109mm
Weight 231g
Introduced 2015
Price $99
Battery 2.98 Wh Li-Ion

The Apple Magic Keyboard is the current keyboard sold with new desktop Apple Macintosh computers. It is also available separately.

Unlike its predecessor the A1314 MC184LL/B it uses a 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 rubber dome/scissor switches have very little key travel (less than its predecessor) but not as little as the "butterfly" switches found in contemporary Apple laptops.

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.

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