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The newly announced M3 iMac is still accompanied by peripherals with a Lightning port for pairing and charging, rather than USB-C as rumored.

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In recent months, Apple was widely expected to be planning to switch the Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse to USB-C upon the release of the M3 iMac, but that has not occurred. These peripherals continue to feature a Lightning port and are completely unchanged following Apple's series of Mac-related announcements.

Apple's decision to leave the accessories unchanged is notable because the company has otherwise progressively been moving to USB-C. The entire iPhone 15 lineup, all latest-generation iPad models, the Siri Remote for Apple TV, second-generation AirPods Pro, and new Apple Pencil all now feature a USB-C port. Other than the three peripherals that accompany the iMac, the only latest-generation Apple devices that still have a Lightning port are the AirPods, AirPods Max, and iPhone SE.

Article Link: Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse Still Feature Lightning Instead of USB-C
 

sw1tcher

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Jan 6, 2004
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Apple's decision to leave the accessories unchanged is notable because the company has otherwise progressively been moving to USB-C.

Mark Gurman said we'd see them announced today.



It's almost as if Apple held off on announcing them just to make Mark Gurman wrong. 😂
 

antiprotest

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Apr 19, 2010
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I hope Apple defenders come up with something new to spin this rather than rehashing the "Apple knows better," "You don't know how hard it is for Apple," "Apple is slow to adopt but has better implementation," and all that. To keep excusing Apple is just Stockholm syndrome.
 

Fuzzball84

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I think now that they have such powerful apple silicon… maybe if they spend a bit more time back on their accessories hardware, and their software too.

That’s where the next big wow things will come.
 

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