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Apple Magic Keyboard

Apple Magic Keyboard
Brand: Apple
Category: Magic Keyboard
  • Input QWERTY keyboard
  • Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, Lightning port
  • Power Rechargeable Li-Po Battery (2980 mAh)
  • Touch ID Not available
Apple Magic Keyboard
Apple Magic Keyboard US Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Wireless design eliminates cable clutter and allows for greater flexibility.
  • Full-sized keyboard with low profile keys provides a comfortable typing experience.
  • Sleek and stylish design complements Apple's modern aesthetic.
  • Rechargeable battery via Lightning port eliminates need for constant battery replacements.
  • Compatible with a range of Apple devices, including Mac computers and iPads.


  • Expensive compared to other keyboards on the market.
  • Limited compatibility with non-Apple devices.
  • No ergonomic design features for users who need extra support.
  • Lacks numeric keypad, which may be a drawback for users who need to enter numbers frequently.

Apple Magic Keyboard Specs and Features

The Apple Magic Keyboard is a wireless, Bluetooth-enabled keyboard that was first introduced in 2015. It is designed to work with Apple’s range of desktop and laptop computers, including the iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro. Here are the key specs and features of the Apple Magic Keyboard:

Design and Build

  • The Apple Magic Keyboard features a sleek, slim design that is just 0.43 inches (1.09 cm) thick. It has a minimalist look with no number pad, and it is available in two colors: silver and space gray.
  • The keyboard is made of aluminum, which makes it lightweight but durable. The keys are made of a low-profile scissor mechanism that provides a comfortable and responsive typing experience.
  • It has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to a month on a single charge, and it comes with a Lightning to USB cable for charging.


  • The keyboard connects to your computer using Bluetooth 4.0 technology, which means you can use it wirelessly up to 33 feet (10 meters) away from your computer. It can be paired with up to three devices, and you can easily switch between them using a dedicated button.


  • The Apple Magic Keyboard is compatible with any Mac computer running macOS 10.12.4 or later, as well as iOS devices running iOS 10.3 or later.

Function Keys

  • The keyboard features a row of function keys at the top, which provide quick access to various system functions, such as adjusting the volume, screen brightness, and keyboard backlighting.
  • The function keys also provide access to Mission Control, Launchpad, and other Mac features.

User Experience

  • The keyboard has a low profile and a shallow key travel, which may take some time to get used to if you’re used to traditional keyboards with more travel. However, it is designed to provide a comfortable typing experience, and many users find it to be very easy to type on.
  • The keyboard also features a scissor mechanism that provides a stable key feel and a responsive typing experience.

Overall, the Apple Magic Keyboard is a sleek and stylish keyboard that offers a comfortable typing experience and easy wireless connectivity to your Mac or iOS devices. It is a great option for those who want a minimalist keyboard with a modern design.

FAQs on the Apple Magic Keyboard

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard have backlight keys?

No, the first-generation Apple Magic keyboard does not have backlight keys. The only key with a backlight is the Caps Lock key and it only shows a backlight when it’s successfully paired to a device.

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard work with Windows?

Yes, you can use the Apple Magic Keyboard including the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID with any Windows PC that has Bluetooth.

If you’re using the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, you’ll just be using the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, but without Touch ID functionality.

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard work with Android phones or tablets?

Yes, the Apple Magic Keyboards work with Android devices that support Bluetooth keyboards.

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard fold?

No, it doesn’t fold.

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard work as a case?

No, it’s like a regular external keyboard.

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard need to be charged?

Yes, it needs to be charged because it has built-in batteries that can be charged even while being used.

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard work with iPads?

Yes, as a Bluetooth keyboard, it can work with other Bluetooth enabled/supported devices.

Does the Apple Magic Keyboard fold flat?

No, it doesn’t fold flat.

Full Technical Specifications

Apple Magic Keyboard Specifications

Released 13 October, 2015
Features Magic Keyboard delivers a remarkably comfortable and precise typing experience.

It pairs automatically with your Mac, so you can get to work immediately. And it includes a woven USB-C to Lightning Cable that lets you pair and charge by connecting to a USB-C port on your Mac.

This keyboard's design was similar to its predecessor but had a lower profile. Apple re-engineered the scissor mechanism to increase key stability by 33 per cent and reduce key travel.

The typeface on the keys was also changed, from VAG Rounded to San Francisco.

It had a sealed non-replaceable rechargeable Lithium-ion battery which is charged via a Lightning port on the rear of the keyboard. The rechargeable battery lasted one month between charges.

It used an ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3 processor and included the Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution.

It was compatible with Macs running OS X El Capitan and later, iPhones and iPads running iOS 9 or later, and TVs running Apple TV Software 7.0 or tvOS 10 or later.
Input QWERTY keyboard
Platform Bluetooth-enabled Mac computers with OS X 10.11 or later and iOS devices with iOS 9.1 or later
Power Non-removable Rechargeable Li-Po Battery (2980 mAh)
Height 0.16–0.43 inch (0.41–1.09 cm)
Width 10.98 inch (27.89 cm)
Depth 4.52 inch (11.49 cm)
Weight 0.53 pound (0.239 kg)
Colors Silver
Backlight No, only CAPS Lock key has backlight when paired
Water Resistant No
What’s in the Box Magic Keyboard
USB-C to Lightning Cable
System Requirements Mac with macOS 11.3 or later
iPad with iPadOS 14.5 or later
iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 14.5 or later
Body Aluminium body with a plastic bottom.
Number of Keys 75
Switch Type Scissor
Key Rollover No
Dedicated Multimedia Keys Yes
Dedicated Macro Keys No
Connection Type Wireless
Host Connection USB-A
Wrist Rest No
Audio No
Charging Input Lightning
Full-Functionality OS Support MacOS
Onboard Memory No
Built-In Control Device No
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 5.05 x 0.8"
Maximum Battery Life 1 Month

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