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Alongside the Mac Studio and Studio Display, Apple today launched peripherals in new black color options that are available to buy on a standalone basis.

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The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad is now available with black keys, while the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse are both available with a black multi-touch surface. The accessories themselves are identical to the slightly redesigned versions that were introduced with the 24-inch iMac last year, but feature a black colorway with a black braided Lightning cable.

The new black and silver color options complement the design of the new Mac Studio and Studio Display. Neither the Mac Studio nor Studio Display come with peripherals, so users who want an Apple keyboard, trackpad, or mouse will need to buy them separately.

To date, black and silver peripherals have only been available exclusively with the Mac Pro and have not been available to purchase separately. The Mac Pro appears to still come with black and silver peripherals with the older design.

The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad is available for $199, the Magic Trackpad is available for $149, and the Magic Mouse is available for $99, and they are all available to order starting today to ship within one business day.

Article Link: Apple Releases Black and Silver Magic Keyboard With Touch ID, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse
 
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pdaholic

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They stopped selling the black small magic keyboard, right? I’ve gone all black on my desktop, except for my smaller MK which is silver.
 

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So glad they are not charging anymore a premium price for the space gray/black option accessories, and that they didn't wait a few months before making these accessories available separately

EDIT: Nevermind, they still want a few extra bucks for the darker accessories
 
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vbctv

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Why is it not space grey?! :(
The new ones are silver body with black keys on the keyboard, black glass only on the trackpad or black top on the mouse. And the keyboard is only available in the numeric one. And they charge $20 more for the keyboard and $20 more for the trackpad compared to the silver and white ones.
 
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The new ones are silver body with black keys on the keyboard, black glass only on the trackpad or black top on the mouse. And the keyboard is only available in the numeric one. And they charge $20 more for the keyboard and $20 more for the trackpad compared to the silver and white ones.
Yeah I understand what colour they are. Just don’t understand why they’ve not made them in what is (comfortably, I believe) their most popular colour scheme across the Mac range.
 

city_17

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Why is the black keyboard $20 more than the white one, isn't it identical or am I missing something?
 
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BJMRamage

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I know the keyboard changed last year but has the mouse changed (other than color) here from what was the rechargeable Magic Mouse from years ago?
 

kjvmartin2

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I can't figure this stuff out. TouchID is great, but the ergonomics of Apple peripherals is just so bad.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome waiting to happen. The mouse has always seemed so clunky. The keyboard doesn't incline at all.
 
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vbctv

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I'll stick with the space gray keyboard and mouse until they break or need a new battery, even then I believe a battery replacement is only $29 from what I've seen on their website.
I actually bought the new white keyboard last year with the TouchID on Amazon, and returned it a week later. One thing I noticed right away is the feel of the new ones is cheaper, right away you notice it. The typing even feels different. The TouchID is not the be all and all. Most of the things you use TouchID for you can do on your watch also. Unless you are out and about (which then your macBook has touchID built-in) or have multiple users at home that you need to make sure they can't get into to stuff, TouchID is not really important on Mac.
Another thing I noticed during those 2 weeks was Apple Pay most of the time required me to open my macBook from clamshell mode. Or it would decline or not work. Making the TouchID useless also.
But the big thing to me was the cheap feel and different typing experience. That was the number one thing that made me stick with my space gray accessories and run them into the ground per say.
And yes battery replacement is $29 https://support.apple.com/mac/repair/service
 
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msackey

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Would be helpful in the article to note whether the TouchID would work on any Mac laptop that already has TouchID built-in, or whether this is one of those where the M chip is required (i.e., TouchID will/won't work on Intel Mac laptop that has TouchID).
 

foobarbaz

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Why, why, why is it still lightening cable?

This is cheapness, pure and simple.
Why, they’re not saving any money by doing it?

I admit it makes a lot of sense in a world where iPhones have Lightning. But I think those days are numbered, so I’m not investing in any new Lightning infrastructure at this point. Even though these look really nice.
 
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