Magic Keyboard 2 with Touch ID
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Magic Keyboard 2 with Touch ID


The Magic Keyboard 2 with Touch ID is a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2021 as part of the Apple Keyboard series. The Keyboard has been introduced on 20 April 2021 alongside all-new iMac, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 in new colors, and Magic Keyboard 2. The new Magic Keyboard comes in 7 colors: Blue, Green, Pink, Silver, Yellow, Orange, and Purple. Colors are the same as housing in new color variants of iMacs. A new keyboard will be bundled with a color-matching iMac. On 3 August 2021, Apple released Magic Keyboard as a standalone purchase only in Silver color for just $149.

The new Magic Keyboard 2 features the same iconic design as the original Magic Keyboard, new more rounded corners, and new function keys: Emoji, Spotlight, Dictation, Do Not Disturb, and Touch ID. The Touch ID in this keyboard is providing an encrypted channel based on secure wireless fingerprint data transmission by a secure processor built-in in the keyboard and Secure Enclave in M1 chip on the new iMac. Touch ID in Magic Keyboard is working in the same way as in iPhone, iPad Air, or MacBook Pro, and is providing an easy way to unlock your device or make a payment through Apple Pay.

Magic Keyboard 2 with Touch ID is dedicated to Mac computers with Apple Silicon only.

Today Magic Keyboard 2 with Touch ID is 4 months old!

Magic Keyboard 2 with Touch ID – General information

Overview

Introduced20 April 2021
Released21 May 2021 (with iMac)
3 August 2021 (Silver)
Model NumberA2449
Order NumberMK293LL/A (Silver)
ColorBlue
Green
Pink
Silver
Yellow
Orange
Purple
Weight0.54 Ibs.
243 Grams
Dimensions0.16-0.43” H x 10.98” W x 4.52” D
0.41-1.09 cm H x 27.89 cm W x 11.49 cm D

System Requirements

Keyboard

Keys in Total78
Alphanumeric46
Special1 – Touch ID
12 – Function keys
Numeric10
Cursor-control4

Connections

ConnectionBluetooth
Lightning port

Power

PowerPending
Battery CapacityPending
Battery LifePending

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