iFixit Tears Down Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2

iFixit has published detailed teardowns of the new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2, providing a closer look at the internal design and several matching components inside the trio of accessories.

The teardown experts first pried through the Magic Keyboard's adhesive to uncover its logic board, rechargeable 793 mAh lithium-ion battery, Lightning connector cable and honeycomb-shaped spacer layer. iFixit also removed the keycaps to reveal Apple's new scissor mechanism.

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The Magic Keyboard logic board contains a Broadcom Bluetooth transceiver, ST Microelectronics microcontroller, NXP charging IC and Texas Instruments battery charger:

  • Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution

  • ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3

  • NXP 1608A1 Charging IC

  • Texas Instruments BQ24250C Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger

    The new Magic Keyboard earned a low repairability score of 3 out of 10, with ten being the easiest to repair, due to the excessive use of strong adhesive and difficulty of opening the keyboard without damaging internal components.

    iFixit then removed the adhesive feet on the Magic Mouse 2 and separated the lower casing from the mouse, revealing the mouse's midframe. Popping four plastic clips led to a 1,986 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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    The Magic Mouse 2 also has a capacitative touch-sensing array, tiny switch for clicking and a logic board with similar chips as the Magic Keyboard:

  • Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution

  • Unknown 303S0499—probably a proprietary Apple touch controller

  • NXP 1608A1 Charging IC

  • Texas Instruments 56AYZ21

  • ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3

    Magic Mouse 2 received a low repairability score of 2 out of 10.

    iFixit also tore down the Magic Trackpad 2, prying through its adhesive to reveal its Taptic Engine for Force Touch, 2,024 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Lightning connector cable, touchpad, strain gauges and logic board with six chips:

  • Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution

  • ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3

  • NXP 1608A1 Charging IC

  • Texas Instruments BQ24250C Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger

  • Intersil ISL656A Two-Phase PWM Controller

  • International Rectifier IRFH3702 Single N-Channel HEXFET Power MOSFET

    Magic Trackpad 2 also received a low repairability score of 3 out of 10.

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    65 months ago

    Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

    Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.

    Dude, you can get a 9 hour charge in a couple minutes. Go get some coffee and come back. Then use your charged mouse. Then set up to charge before sleeping.

    Say what you want about the price, but this isn't as much of a burden as people are making it out to be.
    Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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    65 months ago

    Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

    Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.

    Yes. If you ignore several days of "low battery" warnings, you will sit down and wait for two minutes while you build up enough charge to last eight or nine hours. Then you'll plug it in overnight to get a full month's use, and you'll promise yourself not to run it down to zero again in the future.

    You don't actually have to sit down for those two minutes. For at least one of them, you can stand up and walk around so your Apple Watch doesn't nag you about not reaching your goal of standing up for a minute at least once an hour.
    Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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    65 months ago


    iFixit also tore down the Magic Trackpad 2, prying through its adhesive to reveal its Taptic Engine for Force Touch, 2,024 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Lightning connector cable, touchpad, strain gauges and logic board with six chips:

    Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution
    ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3
    NXP 1608A1 Charging IC
    Texas Instruments BQ24250C Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger
    Intersil ISL656A Two-Phase PWM Controller
    International Rectifier IRFH3702 Single N-Channel HEXFET Power MOSFET

    I thought the Magic Trackpad 2 requires a Mac supporting Bluetooth 4.0 and yet it only has the same Bluetooth 3.0 chip as the other Magic devices?
    Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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    65 months ago

    Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

    Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.

    I agree the Lightning cable is placed inconveniently -- the only justification I can think of is at least it has 2-minute fast charging for 9 hours of usage.
    Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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    65 months ago
    I reeeeally want a Magic Trackpad 2 but can't justify the $$$.
    Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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    65 months ago
    Amazing to think that these devices have more CPU power than many early Macintosh Computers themselves!

    And as they say in the movie Hackers, RISC is good ;) .
    Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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