Today is about premieres in Cupertino. Apple has decided that what better time than the renewal of the iMac range to present the so recently rumoured new peripherals . The new Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are joined by a new keyboard now called the Magic Keyboard by Apple. Let’s see what’s new.
Perhaps the most eye-catching element, because it has a new design, is the Magic Keyboard. Apple has given its wireless keyboard a thorough visual overhaul by adopting a more square line design and making it more compact – 13 percent. These lines are motivated by power, since now instead of batteries we have an internal battery that is recharged through Lightning.
The Magic Trackpad 2 is the most variable peripheral from one generation to the next. And it does so with the inclusion of Force Touch bringing the MacBook experience to iMac. Force Touch lets you perform new actions such as previewing a file or displaying an address on a map. Everything that could be done with track pads on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro Retina can now be done on the iMac.
The new Magic Mouse 2 is perhaps the one that presents the least novelty . In addition to being lighter and stronger, a classic in every iteration of a product, its base has been optimised to slide more easily. The other great novelty is the inclusion of a battery like the other two peripherals, all of which can be charged through a Lightning cable.
With prices of £119 for the Magic Keyboard, £149 for the Magic Trackpad 2 and £89 for the Magic Mouse 2, few would dare make the switch without a new Mac. There aren’t as many improvements , except in the case of Magic Trackpad 2, as there are for such an outlay of money.