When Apple launched its colorful, new 24-inch iMac in May, it added a nice very little surprise to the 8-main GPU variants: a Magic Keyboard with designed-in Touch ID. On the other hand, this keyboard was unavailable for obtain in any other way to get it, you needed to get the $1,499+ iMac.
Now, as MacRumors initially discovered, this is no longer the case. You can now invest in a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for $149, as well as a Magic Keyboard with Contact ID and Numeric Keypad for $179.
This is really a selling price boost from normal, non-Contact ID variants of these keyboards, which retail for $99 and $129, but that is the Apple way.
It is really worth noting that these keyboards are only absolutely supported by Apple’s M1 Macs, that means the new 13-inch MacBook Professional, MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac, and the most up-to-date Mac mini. The keyboards will do the job with other computer systems, but the Touch ID button is not going to.
Contact ID, as observed on MacBooks, as properly as older iPhones and iPads, is a hassle-free way to log into your method with a straightforward fingerprint scan. Getting it on your standalone keyboard is, very well, just a little additional handy.
The new Magic Keyboard with Contact ID, as effectively as Magic Keyboard with Contact ID and Numeric Keypad are out there for purchase now on Apple’s web-site. Only in silver, although — if you want other hues, you are going to even now have to buy the new 24-inch iMac, which arrives in blue, green, pink, silver, yellow, orange, and purple.