Apple Registers Web Domains Related to 'Magic Keyboard'

Alongside its slew of product announcements yesterday, Apple registered several new web domains related to the term "Magic Keyboard", including applemagickeyboard.com, applemagickeyboard.net, and applemagickeyboards.com.

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Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro

While Apple did announce a new keyboard cover for the upcoming iPad Pro at yesterday's event, the product is called Smart Keyboard. It is possible Apple is simply looking to secure domains similar to the Smart Keyboard name, but perhaps a more likely possibility is that it is the name for Apple's upcoming wireless keyboard revealed in regulatory filings last month.

Apple already offers a Magic Mouse and a Magic Trackpad, and last month's FCC filings revealed a "Magic Mouse 2" name for the upgraded accessory, so it seems reasonable Apple could be looking to introduce a "Magic Keyboard." The publicly released portion of the filing for the keyboard did not, however, reveal any new "magical" features as it only showed a bottom view of the accessory for the purpose of illustrating where regulatory labels would be displayed.

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Image from Apple's FCC filing for new wireless keyboard

Aside from the newly registered domains, we've been unable to find any other references linking Apple to the "Magic Keyboard" name. Searches of trademark databases for many countries did not reveal any such filings that could be plausibly linked to Apple.

It remains to be seen when Apple will introduce its new keyboard and mouse revealed in the FCC filings, but it could possibly come alongside new 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMacs that are just going into production ahead of a release later this year.

Top Rated Comments

nikhsub1 Avatar
98 months ago
LOL gotta love the way Apple is innovating today! First, they invent the stylus and call it a pencil! w00t! All while charging $99 for it, this is innovation at it's highest level. Then, they try to top that by stealing the Surface's keyboard! Mind = blown!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArisGreek Avatar
98 months ago
So...it's a Microsoft Surface keyboard? :) A magic keyboard with a magic pencil. I love Apple but I feel like they are losing steam without Steve Jobs. Now all I need is a magic carpet to explore a whole new world...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikhsub1 Avatar
98 months ago
You clearly hate Apple, so why do you hang out on an Apple forum?
I don't hate apple at all - I have been using apple products since 1981. Let's see, in my house I have 6 apple laptops, 3 iphones, 2 ipods, 2 ipads, time capsule and an apple tv. What I hate about Apple is that they are hypocritical to a fault. They once said "if it needs a stylus the device is a failure". And, "physical keyboards will be a thing of the past". So now, since they have a new stylus and new keyboard, both of which Apple and the fanbois made fun of in the past, we are supposed to think this is innovation? Really? I just call things as I see them.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bondsbw Avatar
98 months ago
So...it's a Microsoft Slate keyboard? :) A magic keyboard with a magic pencil. I love Apple but I feel like they are losing steam without Steve Jobs. Now all I need is a magic carpet to explore a whole new world...
http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/09/comic-predicted-ipad-pro-keyboard/
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
98 months ago
http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/09/comic-predicted-ipad-pro-keyboard/
Surface Pro 3 wants to be desktop and tablet in one. iPad Pro wants only to be a professional touch tablet. Two fundamentally different philosophies. iOS is touch uncompromised. There will be teething problems of course, but you don't change things without following your philosophy fully. Apple said no to Flash and now we can all thank them.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nagromme Avatar
98 months ago
I don't hate apple at all - I have been using apple products since 1981. Let's see, in my house I have 6 apple laptops, 3 iphones, 2 ipods, 2 ipads, time capsule and an apple tv. What I hate about Apple is that they are hypocritical to a fault. They once said "if it needs a stylus the device is a failure". And, "physical keyboards will be a thing of the past". So now, since they have a new stylus and new keyboard, both of which Apple and the fanbois made fun of in the past, we are supposed to think this is innovation? Really? I just call things as I see them.
We live in a world where being adaptable to changing conditions--a GOOD THING--is widely considered a fault in our leaders. "Hypocritical" or "flip-flopping." It's as though logical thought itself has become a sin...

(In any case, "if it NEEDS a stylus" was the meaning of Jobs' quote--and many awful pre-iPad tablets did need one. That's nothing against having the option for artists. Plus, I'm not sure how Jobs's statement then could be hypocritical vs. what he says now... he's dead, and it's not him making the decision. You'd "hate Apple" less if they were a slave to everything past CEOs said?)

P.S. Apple shipped their own iPad-only physical keyboard alongside the very first iPad 1, and ever since has sold their BT keyboard as an iPad accessory. They have never not sold an Apple keyboard for iPad. (Plus Apple has sold 3rd-party keyboards and drawing pens for years.) And you have invented the quote about "physical keyboards will be a thing of the past." Apple predicted that physical keyboards were not necessary on phones—and they were right.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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