Is the Apple Wireless Keyboard Discontinued?

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  1. newellj macrumors 603

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    I assume that the introduction of the new Magic Keyboard means that the Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/A or B is now discontinued, but haven't found any official confirmation of that - although the fact that it isn't on the Apple web site anymore is a pretty good hint. ;) Has anyone seen a definitive statement?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I would think they are discontinued.
     
  3. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, they will be discontinued. However, I imagine you can still find them at non apple stores like Best Buy.
     
  4. sauria macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I am trying to find this model. Still looking.
     
  5. newellj thread starter macrumors 603

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    They are still available online, at closeout pricing ($55ish), at least here in the States.
     
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    Yeah they are gone but the new keyboard from my experience so far seems to be a worthy successor.
     
  7. sauria macrumors regular

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    Thank you, do you have a link?
     
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    So you have the new one and you like it ?
     
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    Yes. I have not had it very long. My iMac arrived yesterday with it. Overall I am very pleased with it and the new trackpad.

    The new magic mouse is a different story. I don't like the idea of not being able to use the mouse while it is charging. In the case of the magic mouse if you are like me and don't mind using rechargeable batteries and cycling through two sets you're better off with the original magic mouse.
     
  11. sauria macrumors regular

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    Thank you, so the magic mouse to has been problematic because it only works with a full charge ?
     
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    No I'm sure it works fine but the lighting port for charging it is on the bottom. This means you can't use the mouse while charging it.

    The keyboard and the trackpad having the charging port on the back and you can keep using them while they are charing.
     
  13. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but OS X gives you a warning when the battery life is ~15% left, which is probably still several days left of use. You just have to remember to plug it in for a little while when you get to a stopping point. It's not like it all of the sudden dies on you when you're almost done with a critical project.
     
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    True the battery life on the mouse is amazing i'm sure. The battery life on the original was awesome too. There are times when you might forget to plug it in. What are you going to do if you do find yourself with a dead magic mouse 2?

    I know on my desktop I occasionally forget to put my razor mouse on it's dock to charge when I am not using it and I come back to find the mouse dead. Now it in no way has anywhere near the same battery life. However the Magic Mouse 2 is even more inconvenient to charge because there is no quick dock to put it on. You have to fiddle around with a cable and plug it in. The razor mouse in this case is also better because when plugged in it acts like a USB mouse and continues to work.

    With the original magic mouse if you forget to swap the batteries before it dies you just swap the batteries and keep going. With the new mouse you plug it in to charge and better hope you have another pointing device so you can keep working.

    It is for these reasons I suggest another mouse or using the original magic mouse.
     
  15. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    You missed my point. How are you going to forget to plug it in? OS X is going to nag you days (and every few hours afterwards) before that thing dies! Next time you go to sleep (remember, you still have days left after that first nag), just plug that mofo in for a few minutes.
     
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    I'm fully aware of this. I'm comparing the magic mouse 2 to my magic mouse. My point still stands. You can't use it while it is charging.
     
  17. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    When you get the nag notification, you literally have to click-to-close to acknowledge your mouse battery needs a few minutes of charging at some point in the next few days. What scenario are you ever in that you need 3+ days of uninterrupted mouse access, after you've been notified? Certainly you sleep?

    Again, how can you "forget" to plug it in?
     
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    Off the top of my head if I'm out of town and forgot your lighting cable. It's a lot easier to buy a set of double aa batteries then go buy another cable.

    No matter what you say I don't like the fact that there is a possibility that I will have a dead mouse that I can't use while charging.
     
  19. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    If you forgot your Lightning cable while out of town (I'm assuming you're an iPhone user) you have a world of other problems.
     
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    Not really. If you put the phone in low power mode and leave it in standby for phone calls the battery lasts a long time. That said you are deflecting from the point. :)
     
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    As long as you're running El Capitan
     
  22. greywolfe macrumors member

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    OWC is selling the 'old' wireless keyboard for $37.50 right now.
     

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