The Apple USB Keyboard is a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1998 to 2000 as part of the Apple Keyboard series. The Keyboard has been introduced on May 6, 1998, alongside the new iMac computer.
The all-new keyboard features a USB connection to the computer, two USB ports on the sides, adjustable-high feet, enhanced cursor keys, and a keypad.
Initially, the keyboard comes only in one translucent “Bondi blue” color as iMac. Later has been introduced keyboard in a set of five fruit colors for each of the color variants of the iMac. Then has been introduced a darker gray version of this keyboard called “Graphite” for the Power Mac G4 series.
This Keyboard has been discontinued on July 19, 2000, and has been replaced by Apple Pro Keyboard.
Today Apple USB Keyboard is 25 years old!
Apple USB Keyboard Release Date
|Introduced||May 6, 1998|
|Discontinued||July 19, 2000|
- Macintosh with USB port
- Mac OS 8.1 or later
|Keys in Total||98|
|Special||1 – Power|
12 – Function keys