Magic Keyboard Stories May 17

How to fix the Magic Keyboard connection rejected message

Seeing a “Magic Keyboard connection rejected” message when trying to use it with your Mac? Follow along with several quick steps to fix this issue.

Magic Keyboard Stories April 6

Designed with Apple users in mind, the Satechi Slim X3 Backlit Keyboard is a cost-effective alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard. It has some of the same features of the Magic Keyboard as well as some additional ones.

I’ll be comparing the Satechi keyboard to Apple’s Magic Keyboards (without Touch ID, with Touch ID, numerical with Touch ID). Here’s how Satechi stands against Apple.

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Magic Keyboard Stories March 8

While announcing the new Studio Display, Apple said it’s launching a standalone optional silver-and-black Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.

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Magic Keyboard Stories November 19, 2021

If you’re returning a faulty Apple kit for a straightforward exchange, I just discovered a way to do it that I didn’t know existed: a doorstep replacement.

My Magic Keyboard with Touch ID yesterday developed two faults in quick succession. First the LED on the caps-lock key failed, then Touch ID stopped working …

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Magic Keyboard Stories November 11, 2021

PSA: If Apple Pay doesn’t work on your Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, here’s why

Some of us with shiny new M1-powered MacBook Pros have been finding that Apple Pay doesn’t work when trying to use Touch ID on the Magic Keyboard

Magic Keyboard Stories August 3, 2021

One important detail we mentioned in the main piece is worth highlighting: the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID only works with Apple Silicon Macs …

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Apple has officially started selling its Magic Keyboard with Touch ID as a standalone purchase. Two options are available with the newest keyboards that are compatible with M1 Macs. Meanwhile, there’s a refreshed version without Touch ID as well.

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 17, 2021

Since Apple announced the new 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro in April, customers have been wondering whether their current Magic Keyboard would be compatible with the new device. Apple confirmed compatibility in a support document, and a new video offers additional details.

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Magic Keyboard Stories April 20, 2021

As Apple has done in the past with refreshed Magic Keyboards, the new version with Touch ID is only available with the new iMac – at least for the time being. But the useful new keyboard with built-in biometrics will work with any M1 Mac.

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Apple unveils Magic Keyboard for iPad in white

Alongside the announcement of the 2021 iPad Pro, Apple has debuted an updated Magic Keyboard at its Spring Loaded event.

Coming with the highly anticipated new iMac announced today, Apple has launched a redesigned Magic Keyboard with Touch ID as well as a new Magic Mouse and Trackpad.

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Magic Keyboard Stories April 6, 2021

An Apple patent application seemingly shows a single device comprising a Mac Magic Keyboard and Trackpad, with Apple Pencil support across the entire surface of the device.

The combination could be an appealing one for a couple of reasons …

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Magic Keyboard Stories March 7, 2021

One of the best things about the iPad is the possibility to add accessories to it, including Apple’s own Magic Keyboard. The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd or 4th generation), and the iPad Pro 11-inch (1st or 2nd generation) gives the user the ability to simply enjoy the best part of iPadOS with very familiar shortcuts from the macOS.

Do you know every one of them? Head below to find the most useful Magic Keyboard shortcuts for your iPad.

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Magic Keyboard Stories February 5, 2021

Apple debuted its standalone Magic Keyboard for Mac back in 2015, which wasn’t drastically different from the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard that launched all the way back in 2007. While we’ve had a few updates to color options over the past years, a new Mac Magic Keyboard is definitely due – here’s what we want in refreshed versions and when we might see them.

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Magic Keyboard Stories December 31, 2020

Despite the unique circumstances presented by being in the midst of a global pandemic, Apple had one of its busiest, and arguably most productive years in recent memory. In this hands-on video, I take a look back at my favorite Apple hardware releases of 2020.

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Magic Keyboard Stories June 11, 2020

This year Apple took a big step forward by introducing full mouse and trackpad support to iPadOS, and the company now offers its own keyboard with integrated trackpad for iPad: the Magic Keyboard.

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 31, 2020

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When the first rumor of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro surfaced earlier this year, I was immediately intrigued. The iPad Pro has become a more integral part of my workflow over the last two years thanks to the new features in iPadOS and the Smart Keyboard Folio, but I knew a native trackpad option from Apple could take things to the next level.

After six weeks of using the iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard on a daily basis, I think it’s safe to say that I’m sold.

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 26, 2020

An Apple patent for the iPad Magic Keyboard shows a slot in the main hinge for an Apple Pencil. This would, in principle, address the concern some have expressed that there is no convenient place to store the Pencil while carrying the accessory.

However, while it has been suggested this might be for a later version of the keyboard, I’m guessing otherwise …

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 17, 2020

A few days ago, we highlighted that some iPad Pro users are experiencing excessive battery drain when paired with the new Magic Keyboard. While the jury is still out on whether this is a software or hardware flaw, are you noticing anything with your iPad Pro + Magic Keyboard?

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 14, 2020

The iPad Magic Keyboard accessory has been widely praised for its responsive multi-touch trackpad, backlit keyboard, and clever counterbalancing magnetic stand. Apple debuted the accessory alongside the 2020 iPad Pro update and the iPadOS 13.4 software, which added rich support for cursor input on iPad.

However, a number of users are now airing their frustrations about battery life issues. A slice of Magic Keyboard owners are noticing that their iPad’s battery drops quickly when using the keyboard with the backlight enabled, and some reports indicate battery drain problems arise even when the iPad is idle and not in use.

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 12, 2020

Pad & Quill has announced a somewhat bizarre-sounding product: a case to protect your iPad Magic Keyboard case!

Yep, the new Copertina case is designed to wrap around the outside of your Magic Keyboard which is itself wrapped around your iPad …

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 11, 2020

iFixit hasn’t been able to do its normal physical teardown of the new Magic Keyboard and trackpad for the iPad Pro but the company has gotten creative and done an X-ray teardown of the device. Follow along for a fascinating look inside Apple’s beautiful and intricate iPad Pro accessory.

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 6, 2020

Update: Federighi is also interviewed on the same topic in a special episode of the AppStories podcast.

Creating the iPadOS cursor without compromising the touch-first nature of the iPad was no easy task, says Apple SVP Craig Federighi in a new interview.

He says that the project leaned significantly on what the company had learned from Apple TV …

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Magic Keyboard Stories May 4, 2020

Apple today updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard, alongside performance and tech spec improvements. The new 13-inch Pro features scissor switch keys, marking the end of the butterfly keyboard MacBook era.

The new MacBook Pro is available to order today, starting at $1299. Apple has doubled the base SSD storage across all configurations.

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