Apple quietly releases new Magic Keyboard accessory for $129 on Apple Store

Apple held its keynote for WWDC 2017 yesterday, where it announced new iterations of iOS, macOS, watchOS, an entire lineup of iMacs and MacBooks, a new iMac Pro and a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. On the back of those announcements, Apple also quietly released a new Magic Keyboard on the Apple Store.

With a slight increase in price from the $99 variant released a year and a half ago - likely due to the inclusion of a numeric keyboard - the latest iteration of the Magic Keyboard is similar to the existing one, with a Lightning port powering an internal rechargeable battery. The accessory is claimed to run for "about a month or more" between charges, according to Apple.

Bundled in the box is a Lightning-to-USB cable, meaning that buyers will still need their own wall adapter if they're not charging through their Mac. The peripheral can also connect to any Bluetooth-equipped Mac using macOS 10.12.4 or later, or any iOS device running at least iOS 10.3.

As far as specs go, those are listed below:

  • Height: 0.16–0.43 inch (0.41–1.09 cm)
  • Width: 16.48 inches (41.87 cm)
  • Depth: 4.52 inches (11.49 cm)
  • Weight: 0.86 pound (0.39 kg)*
  • General
  • Multimedia keys
  • Bluetooth
  • Lightning port
  • Wireless

The new Magic Keyboard can be ordered now at a price of $129 and should ship in one business day.

Source: appleinsider

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