Apple has decided to sell the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID as a separate item. Until now, the wireless keyboard was only available on the M1-powered iMac, which arrived in April.
The new keyboard’s availability was first reported by MacRumors.
Along with the new keyboard variants, Apple has updated its Intel-powered Mac Pro with three new graphics card options:
Radeon Pro W6800X MPX Module, Radeon Pro W6800X Duo MPX Module, and Radeon Pro W6900X MPX Module.
The Cupertino firm also sells the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad for Mac laptops equipped with Apple silicon.
Apple is presently selling the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID in silver/aluminum.
This means that the other color options for the keyboard are still only available with the 2021 iMac.
Specifications and features of the Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID resembles the conventional Magic Keyboard, but it has a fingerprint sensor module to provide a unique and better user experience.
Touch ID functionality on the new keyboard, however, is limited to Mac machines with Apple silicon and macOS 11.4.
This means that older Mac laptops will be unable to use its biometric authentication.
Bluetooth connectivity is also included with the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for pairing. It also has a Lightning port for charging.
The keyboard also comes with a Lightning to USB-C charging connection. The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID is somewhat larger than the original Magic Keyboard.
Despite this, it has the same aluminum body and is rated to provide almost a month of battery life on a single charge.
Price of Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID in India
The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID costs Rs. 14,500 ($149 in the US) and is available in India. You can check the official website for better updates.
People believed that they were way costlier. When compared to the normal Magic Keyboard, which costs Rs. 9,500 ($99), the price is much more.
It does, however, include a Touch ID sensor to provide biometric authentication support, which aids in the protection of personal data from outsiders.
Aside from the standard Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Apple also offers the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad for Rs. 17,500 ($179 in the US).
Customers may also complement their Touch ID-enabled Magic Keyboard with the new Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse, which cost Rs. 12,500 ($129) and Rs. 7,500 ($79), respectively.
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