Magic Keyboard


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.

The keyboard is compatible with every Mac running OS X 10.11 El Capitan and higher, and the iPad running on iPadOS 13.4 or higher.

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 6 years old!

Magic Keyboard
Source: apple.com – Magic Keyboard

Magic Keyboard Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 13, 2015
Model NumberA1644
Order NumberMLA22LL/A
Original Price$99
ColorSilver
Weight0.51 Ibs.
231 Grams
Dimensions0.16″ – 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

System Requirements

  • Mac with Bluetooth
  • iPad with iPadOS 13.4 or later
  • OS X 10.11 or later

Keyboard

Keys in Total78
Alphanumeric46
Special1 – Disk eject
12 – Function keys
Numeric10
Cursor-control4

Connections

ConnectionBluetooth
Lightning port

Power

Power2.98 W Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity793 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 2 months

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