Old versus new keyboard

Discussion in 'iMac' started by codger, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. codger macrumors member

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    Hi,
    There has been some criticism about the new keyboard and the new magic 2 mouse. Will the "old" magic mouse and the "old" keyboard work with the new iMac. I do not trust any Apple product that depends upon rechargeable batteries!!
     
  2. roadkill401 macrumors 6502

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    Yes it will.. and the new ones will also work on the older iMac's that have blue-tooth 4. still working out if I want to get a new keyboard or just stick with my wireless old one
     
  3. codger thread starter macrumors member

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  4. v654321 macrumors member

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    What about iPhones, iPads and just about any laptop that Apple has brought out? I'd say they use rechargeable batteries as well. You don't trust those either? ;-)
     
  5. codger thread starter macrumors member

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    No I am afraid not. I have returned two iPad 2 for battery "failure" and have had them replaced. I have had one Macbook Pro that also has been "repaired" for a battery problem. All within AppleCare thank goodness. No experience with iPhones. And whilst we are on the subject of trust, I have had three video card failures (all nVidea I might add) since 2009, one on my Macbook Pro and two on my iMac. The latter was a 24 inch screen and after the second failure Apple replaced it with a 27 inch screen as the 24" was no longer available. I cannot praise Apple for their " yes there is a problem" and have replaced them without question, but I have a nervousness about their battery technology and are not over impressed with their focus on thinness and stuffing a laptop processor into a desk top computer. But then I am an old codger that has seen the reliability of Macs drop over the 25 years or so. I still have my very first laptop (zip on the case broken) from 1992. My first desktop (junked!) a few years before then. When I am depressed I switch it on (mains only!) and am amazed at how slow it is!! I have never owned a PC, will I change? No never but I am old enough (72) to have seen technology change so much, but is "thin" so really important? I think not. I just feel sad that it may well be that Apple is no longer the company it was, but then that is my age I guess.

    So to say again, anything rechargeable supplied by Apple steer clear. Time will tell mark my words.
     

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