Images of Apple’s Wireless Keyboard with backlit keys and a power button were removed today from the Online Apple Store, suggesting the product has prematurely leaked or isn’t ready for prime time yet.
Yesterday, the Online Apple Store in Czech Republic and Hungary got refreshed with new images showing a power button on the $69 keyboard and controls for adjusting the brightness of the backlight.
The brightness up/down controls were added to the keyboard’s F5 and F6 keys, like on Mac notebooks, with the power button replacing the eject key on the keyboard. Images that apparently depicted an Arabic edition of the keyboard also appeared briefly on Apple’s US Online Store.
A quick visit to the Online Apple Store in Czech Republic, Hungary and the United States reveals that as of this morning all occurrences of the new images have been replaced with old graphics showing the current-generation keyboard without backlight and the power button.
The compact Apple Wireless Keyboard is made from aluminum, takes 24 percent less space that other full-sized keyboards, uses Bluetooth, is powered by two AA batteries and costs $69 standalone.
It comes included with every new iMac.