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iFixit has published detailed teardowns of the new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2, providing a closer look at the internal design and several matching components inside the trio of accessories.

The teardown experts first pried through the Magic Keyboard's adhesive to uncover its logic board, rechargeable 793 mAh lithium-ion battery, Lightning connector cable and honeycomb-shaped spacer layer. iFixit also removed the keycaps to reveal Apple's new scissor mechanism.

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The Magic Keyboard logic board contains a Broadcom Bluetooth transceiver, ST Microelectronics microcontroller, NXP charging IC and Texas Instruments battery charger:

Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution
ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3
NXP 1608A1 Charging IC
Texas Instruments BQ24250C Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger

The new Magic Keyboard earned a low repairability score of 3 out of 10, with ten being the easiest to repair, due to the excessive use of strong adhesive and difficulty of opening the keyboard without damaging internal components.

iFixit then removed the adhesive feet on the Magic Mouse 2 and separated the lower casing from the mouse, revealing the mouse's midframe. Popping four plastic clips led to a 1,986 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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The Magic Mouse 2 also has a capacitative touch-sensing array, tiny switch for clicking and a logic board with similar chips as the Magic Keyboard:

Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution
Unknown 303S0499--probably a proprietary Apple touch controller
NXP 1608A1 Charging IC
Texas Instruments 56AYZ21
ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3

Magic Mouse 2 received a low repairability score of 2 out of 10.

iFixit also tore down the Magic Trackpad 2, prying through its adhesive to reveal its Taptic Engine for Force Touch, 2,024 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Lightning connector cable, touchpad, strain gauges and logic board with six chips:

Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution
ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3
NXP 1608A1 Charging IC
Texas Instruments BQ24250C Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger
Intersil ISL656A Two-Phase PWM Controller
International Rectifier IRFH3702 Single N-Channel HEXFET Power MOSFET

Magic Trackpad 2 also received a low repairability score of 3 out of 10.

Article Link: iFixit Tears Down Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2
 

Dilster3k

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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.
 
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commander.data

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iFixit also tore down the Magic Trackpad 2, prying through its adhesive to reveal its Taptic Engine for Force Touch, 2,024 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Lightning connector cable, touchpad, strain gauges and logic board with six chips:

Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution
ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3
NXP 1608A1 Charging IC
Texas Instruments BQ24250C Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger
Intersil ISL656A Two-Phase PWM Controller
International Rectifier IRFH3702 Single N-Channel HEXFET Power MOSFET
I thought the Magic Trackpad 2 requires a Mac supporting Bluetooth 4.0 and yet it only has the same Bluetooth 3.0 chip as the other Magic devices?
 
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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.
I agree the Lightning cable is placed inconveniently -- the only justification I can think of is at least it has 2-minute fast charging for 9 hours of usage.
 
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peglegjack

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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.

Dude, you can get a 9 hour charge in a couple minutes. Go get some coffee and come back. Then use your charged mouse. Then set up to charge before sleeping.

Say what you want about the price, but this isn't as much of a burden as people are making it out to be.
 
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doelcm82

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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.
Yes. If you ignore several days of "low battery" warnings, you will sit down and wait for two minutes while you build up enough charge to last eight or nine hours. Then you'll plug it in overnight to get a full month's use, and you'll promise yourself not to run it down to zero again in the future.

You don't actually have to sit down for those two minutes. For at least one of them, you can stand up and walk around so your Apple Watch doesn't nag you about not reaching your goal of standing up for a minute at least once an hour.
 
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ChrisCW11

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Aside from novelty, the iFixit website is getting tiresome. Nobody buys these things thinking they are a long term investment and will get decades of use out of them. Also LiIon batteries do not have the problems of old NiMH batteries so the chances are that you will burn through the life of a LiIon battery and want to change it is minimal.

Also Apple should just offer free replacements if these things break down, which I would assume is an odd and infrequent reality. I mean the price Apple charges for their products, you should get at least 2 free replacements and Apple still makes a huge profit.

There is nothing more meaningless then someone who has a career tearing down a keyboard and giving it a repairability rating.
 
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Aside from novelty, the iFixit website is getting tiresome. Nobody buys these things thinking they are a long term investment and will get decades of use out of them. Also LiIon batteries do not have the problems of old NiMH batteries so the chances are that you will burn through the life of a LiIon battery and want to change it is minimal.

Also Apple should just offer free replacements if these things break down, which I would assume is an odd and infrequent reality. I mean the price Apple charges for their products, you should get at least 2 free replacements and Apple still makes a huge profit.

There is nothing more meaningless then someone who has a career tearing down a keyboard and giving it a repairability rating.

I've never had issues getting accessories replaced as long as I mention one of the 3 active AC contracts I have.
 
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Old mouse has 2 AA slot which is 3800mah of battery capacity and also gets a month so it appears the current consumption of this unit is half of what the old one was. I just wish they put a double sized battery in there anyway (it obviously fits) and give me a few months of runtime between charges. Not sure why they are being stingy with power all the time. There is certainly room for it and the difference in cost of goods is at most $2. They really need to make these Bluetooth 4 to give them all year battery life.

ah i see it is 3.67v so even higher output then AA, my bad.
 
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brock2621

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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.

You plug it in for 2 minutes for over 9 hours of battery life sooooo..... take a pee and you're good for more than a days worth of work?
 
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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.
You get nine hours battery use on a two minute charge and one month on a 2 hour charge. You don't have two minutes in a day or two hours in a month to charge this thing? Plus OS X gives ample warning when the battery is running low. To me this is a non-issue but some people just can't seem to survive if they don't have something to complain about.

I agree the Lightning cable is placed inconveniently -- the only justification I can think of is at least it has 2-minute fast charging for 9 hours of usage.
The justification is Apple is saying you don't need to (and we don't want you to) use this while it is charging. And considering it gets nine hours on a two minute charge and one month on a two hour charge it seems like a non-issue.
 
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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

Also, the trackpad may be expensive but I really really like it.

Unlike the iPhone batteries, the battery for the mouse last a good month or so, so if you haven't had a chance to charge it that's on you. I also don't agree where they placed it, but like others said, charge it over night.
 
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Thoughts: Location for charging the mouse is just a disaster, what are you going to do once the battery runs out? Sit down and wait? They should've opted for wireless charging with a mousepad hub having the lighting cable instead.

You can't think of anything to do for the few minutes it would take to get a significant charge? I think you are turning a nothing issue into a dire tragedy for yourself. Please don't think about a class action lawsuit.
 
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paulrbeers

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Speaking of expensive accessories, did anyone notice that you have to pay extra for the trackpad now??
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Did you not read the part where they raised the price of the Magic Trackpad? So yes they charge now for the Trackpad 2 because it is more expensive that the Magic Mouse (previously they were the same price)....

Nothing to see here. Move on.....
 
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