Magic Trackpad OS X El Capitan

References to unreleased Apple-branded mouse, keyboard and trackpad accessories have been discovered in OS X code by French blog Consomac. Code strings discovered in the latest OS X 10.11.1 beta 3 point to the Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2, which are likely next-generation versions of Apple-branded mouse and trackpad. In addition, the strings hint at a brand new keyboard, dubbed the Magic Keyboard.

Apple’s current aluminum keyboard comes in wireless ($69) and wired ($49) flavors. The present-generation Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad are priced at $69 each.

Two months ago, a filing with the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) described a “Magic Mouse 2” accessory and an updated wireless keyboard.

Apple Magic Mouse FCC 001

Unlike the existing trackpad, mouse and keyboard that use Bluetooth 2.1 wireless networking and AA batteries, the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 should use Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connectivity and rechargeable lithium-on batteries.

As a result, folks will no longer need to swap AA batteries every few weeks or so. The New York Times also corroborated the upcoming accessories, saying the new keyboard will feature backlit keys like Mac notebooks.

Citing a person briefed on the products, the newspaper added that a revamped iPad keyboard may also be available by the end of this year.

Maybe Apple’s refreshed mouse, keyboard and trackpad will come outfitted with Touch ID and Force Touch. What do you think?

Source: Consomac (Google Translate) via Macrumors

  • James G

    I hope they announce new iMacs that come with these new accessories sometime this month! I’m holding out on buying a new 27in iMac until they refresh. It’s typically October/November when they do…

  • I wonder if this is the keyboard Apple Accidentally leaked on their site back in March? (I know IDB covered that back then and that model featured a backlit keyboard). Not sure if I’ll get that, but if they have a magic trackpad with force touch or 3D touch I’ll buy it immediately!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, i agree with you. Ill be updating my out put devices as well.

  • iphone6

    I hope Apple release 34inch curved 5k imac with these.

    • Anonymous

      Thats woukd be pretty sweet. But thats probably not in the pipe line this year.

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Not curved, bent :v

        But seriusly, I don’t think Apple will ever release a curved display… Not in the next 3 years

    • Bass Head

      I’m just hoping they release 4K Apple displays

  • nyangejr

    Imagine having a magic mouse 2 with Touch ID on the left click button, login into websites will be …………….!!!

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Whoa, I like the way you think, sir

  • I need a new pair!

  • lemonhead

    probably just an upgrade including force touch…

  • Zandor Smith

    “Maybe Apple’s refreshed mouse, keyboard and trackpad will come outfitted with Touch ID and Force Touch.”

    OMG I would love that! 😀

  • Jonathan Talbot

    I just hope the new trackpad has force touch, then im definitely buying it 😀 would be even more awesome if it had touch ID 😀 best of bests, which isnt really probable due its probable launch date, but if in 10.12 we had siri, and a dedicated siri button on the trackpad and mouse 😀 😀

  • Mike Chu

    Here’s hoping the new trackpads are ForceTouch (or 3D touch, whatever they want to call it) enabled