Magic Keyboard With Touch ID Costs $50 Extra for Base Model M1 iMac

While higher-end configurations of Apple's new iMac will ship with the new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID in the box at no additional charge, the Touch ID keyboard is a $50 upgrade option for the new base model.

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Apple is also offering an extended version of the Magic Keyboard with both Touch ID and a numeric keypad, which will be available as an $80 upgrade option for the base model iMac and a $30 upgrade option for higher-end configurations. Apple is not offering an extended version of the Magic Keyboard without Touch ID at this time.

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MacRumors confirmed with Apple that the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID is fully compatible with all M1 Macs, including the new iMac, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. If used with Intel-based Macs or other Bluetooth devices, the keyboard will still function, but Touch ID will not work. However, the new Magic Keyboard options will only be available with the new iMac and not sold separately, at least initially.

Customers will be able to choose which type of Magic Keyboard they would like when customizing the new iMac on Apple's online store.

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Top Rated Comments

MacFather Avatar
14 months ago
Still without backlight.

Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
14 months ago
I'm a fan of colorful electronics, but that shade of yellow is terrible. It's some kind of mix of dehydrated pee, jaundice, and nicotine built-up.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
14 months ago
Nickel and dime in. Touch ID has been around since 2013, 2016 on the MacBooks, what makes it so special you have pay extra for it. It should be standard at no extra cost. MBAs are infiltrating. Everyone of them should fired!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nattK Avatar
14 months ago

Still without backlight.


Out of curiosity, why do people want backlight? With touch-typing I rarely ever look at my keyboard, and no backlighting means longer battery life anyway
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sofila Avatar
14 months ago

Out of curiosity, why do people want backlight? With touch-typing I rarely ever look at my keyboard, and no backlighting means longer battery life anyway
Oh, the old good "I don't use it, so it's useless for anyone else". Thank you, you took me back in younger days.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nautilus007 Avatar
14 months ago
I like Apple stuff, and their premium prices are okay sometimes but to release a keyboard for 150.00 without a backlight in 2021 is no bueno.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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