The Magic Keyboard is a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2015 as part of the Apple Keyboard series. The Keyboard has been introduced on October 13, 2015, alongside new iMacs, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2.
Since its release, Keyboard is included alongside a Magic Mouse 2 with the 2015+ generation of iMacs. It can also be purchased as a standalone product for $99.
The Magic Keyboard is similar to its predecessor but it has a lower profile. Apple re-engineered the scissor mechanism to increase key stability by 33 percent and reduce key travel.
It has a sealed non-replaceable rechargeable Lithium-ion battery which is charged via a Lightning port on the rear of the keyboard. The rechargeable battery lasts one month between charges. It uses an ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3 processor and includes the Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution.
On June 5, 2017, the Magic Keyboard received a minor visual update with new Control and Option key symbols.
Today Magic Keyboard is 8 years old!
Magic Keyboard Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||October 13, 2015|
|Dimensions||0.16″ – 0.43″ H x 10.98″ W x 4.52″ D|
0.4 cm – 1.09 cm H x 27.88 cm W x 11.48 cm D
- Mac with Bluetooth
- iPad with iPadOS 13.4 or later
- OS X 10.11 or later
|Keys in Total||78|
|Special||1 – Disk eject|
12 – Function keys
|Power||2.98 W Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Capacity||793 mAh|
|Battery Life||Up to 2 months|
Apple Support – Magic Keyboard: Technical Specifications