Complementing the launch of its new iMac desktop family today, Apple also announced three new accessories designed to help users get the best experience on the devices, running its latest OS X El Capitan release. Significantly, their arrival also heralds the first appearance of Force Touch support on Apple's desktops.
Force Touch first appeared in March on the 12-inch MacBook, featuring a pressure-sensitive touchpad that introduced new ways for users to interact with the device. Similar '3D Touch' technology is baked into the displays of Apple's latest iPhones - but the company has today brought Force Touch support to its iMac range, with the release of the Magic Trackpad 2.
The new desktop Trackpad is 29% larger than its predecessor, and like the other accessories Apple announced today, it has a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, promising around a month of usage on a full charge. The "all-new Magic Keyboard" takes up 13% less space on your desk, according to Apple, and also features "a new scissor mechanism and lower profile". And the Magic Mouse 2 is said to be "lighter, sturdier and features an optimized foot design for a smoother glide."
All three accessories are available to buy today: the Magic Keyboard is priced at $99; Magic Mouse 2 costs $79; and Magic Trackpad 2 will set you back $129.