AppleDesign Keyboard

The AppleDesign Keyboard is a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1994 to 1998 as part of the Apple Keyboard series. The Keyboard has been introduced on March 14, 1994, alongside the new Power Macintosh computers.

AppleDesign Keyboard was the first seriously redesigned Apple keyboard. The keyboard design refers to the new style of Apple products – it has smoother curved lines and outlines, but the new significantly quieter key interface did not ensure its success.

In addition, this model contained only one ADB mouse port hidden on the bottom of the case, and the cable was permanently attached. For this reason, in 1994, Extended Keyboard II was more popular. This model had an ADB port on both sides, which allowed the mouse to be connected to the user’s preferred site.

AppleDesign Keyboard came in two colors, black, and platinum, to suit computers such as the Macintosh TV, Macintosh Performa 5420, or Power Macintosh 5500.

This Keyboard has been discontinued on May 6, 1998.

Today AppleDesign Keyboard is 29 years old!

AppleDesign Keyboard
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AppleDesign Keyboard Release Date

IntroducedMarch 14, 1994
DiscontinuedMay 6, 1998
Model NumberM2980
Original PriceUnknown
Weight2.7 Ibs.
1.224 KG
Dimensions0.75″-1.6″ H* x 18.7″ W x 7.7″ D
1.87-4.06 cm H* x 47.49 cm W x 19.55 cm D
*Dimension front-rear

System Requirements

  • Macintosh with ADB port


Keys in Total105
Special1 – Power
15 – Function keys
Cursor-control4 (T-style)





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