Apple’s October 30 event, “Scary Fast,” is shaping up to be an exciting event. One particular highlight that’s generating considerable buzz is the expected release of the updated Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse with USB-C ports for charging. This move is part of Apple’s ongoing transition from Lightning to USB-C.
Apple to release new Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse with USB-C charging at “Scary Fast”
Apple has been gradually adopting the USB-C standard across its product lineup, as evident in the recent introduction of USB-C on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. Recently, Apple also unveiled a new Apple Pencil version with a USB-C-capable rear cap and upgraded the AirPods case with a USB-C port. This commitment to USB-C across its accessory range aligns with Apple’s goal to simplify the charging process for its users.
The forthcoming Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad will join this transition, as reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
In 2009, the Magic Mouse debuted using AA batteries and a detachable battery cover. Apple updated it in 2015, integrating a sealed rechargeable battery that is charged via a built-in Lightning port underneath. While the current Magic Mouse has been praised for its sleek design and functionality, users have long complained about the positioning of the charging port at the bottom of the mouse, making it impossible to use the device while charging.
This design flaw has been a persistent complaint from users, and it’s one that the tech giant is expected to address with the new USB-C Magic Mouse.
Beyond the accessory updates, Apple’s “Scary Fast” event is expected to bring more excitement to the table. The event could see the launch of a new MacBook Air, a 24-inch iMac with an M3 chip, and possibly an updated MacBook Pro. These Mac devices are poised to incorporate the impressive computational and graphical capabilities of the M3 chip, promising significant gains in performance.
In related news, Apple is preparing to unveil budget-friendly MacBooks, countering Chromebook competition at the “Scary Fast” event. Reports hint at two lower-cost models, addressing declining Mac sales, especially in the education sector.