It took a few months, but Apple is now selling a new version of the Magic Touch keyboard with Touch ID for everyone to buy. $ 149 as standard and $ 179 a full-size model with numeric keypad, as you noticed MacRumors.
The Touch ID keyboard was introduced Alongside the M1 iMac earlier this yearbut back then the only way to get it was to buy a new computer. Now, however, anyone can buy one of the new keyboards, albeit with one key note: separate models are only available in Apple’s standard white / aluminum color world instead of the more colorful models that come with brightly tinted iMacs.
And for those who must If the accessories match, Apple will sell as well updated Magic Trackpad $ 129, and the rounded corners better match the corresponding curved keyboard corners.
Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t used a separate release as an opportunity to switch to a standardized cable: both the keyboards and trackpad still use Lightning ports for charging and include a woven Lightning-USB-C cable.
As with the Magic Keyboard that came with your M1 iMac, separate Touch ID keyboards give you use a biometric sensor M1 Mac – A list of Apple’s latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac models.
This makes the recently available stand-alone keyboard especially useful for M1 Mac Mini owners, as it is the only M1-based computer that does not include some form of Touch ID biometric protection.