Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 References Found in OS X 10.11.1 Beta

The third OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta seeded to developers yesterday contains references to a Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2, as spotted by French website Consomac. Apple could ship the next-generation keyboard and mouse accessories alongside the new 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac expected to launch next week, although the exact release date remains uncertain.

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Apple's current-generation Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse

A new Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, each featuring Bluetooth 4.2 and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, first appeared in FCC filings in August. Apple also registered several new web domains related to the term "Magic Keyboard" in September, including applemagickeyboard.com, applemagickeyboard.net, and applemagickeyboards.com.

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Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 references in OS X 10.11.1

Apple currently sells an Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, each powered by two AA batteries, so these newly uncovered accessories are in all likelihood next-generation versions. The new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 could have Force Touch, which is built into new MacBooks, while the inclusion of Touch ID is a more unlikely possibility.

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Top Rated Comments

EvilEvil Avatar
112 months ago
Apple bring back the number pad please.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
112 months ago
So much magic. So much wow.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lincolntran Avatar
112 months ago
I'm tired of replacing batteries on my keyboards and trackpads
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jpgr15 Avatar
112 months ago
So much magic. So much wow.


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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
T-Will Avatar
112 months ago
Force Touch without having to buy a new MacBook? Yes, please! :D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sirious Avatar
112 months ago
"With Magic Mouse 2, we've reimagined the mouse to be click-ier, and more functional than ever. And the first time, we're bringing Force Touch (3D Touch?) to the Magic Mouse.

Combined with the Taptic Engine, this really is the most magical mouse you have ever touched.

I don't think the others are even talking about this yet. "

-Phil S


On a serious note though, I can't wait to get this to add Force Touch capabilities to my iMac or Macbook Pro retina. Hopefully it won't be too expensive.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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