Apple’s New Magic Keyboard With Touch ID Is Compatible With All M1-Powered Macs
Apple announced its new M1-powered iMac yesterday along with a new Magic Keyboard featuring a Touch ID sensor on it. Those keyboards are only shipping with the new iMac right now, but they will actually work with any Mac that has an M1 chip inside.
The addition of Touch ID to the Mac is an obviously great idea and it’s one that came to Apple’s portables years ago.
The new keyboard comes in colors to match the Mac it ships with, although it’s likely a simple white and gray option will be available as a standalone purchase eventually.
The news that the new keyboard works with all M1-powered Macs was first noted by Rene Ritchie, although others have since confirmed the news. That means that the keyboard’s Touch ID feature will work with the iMac, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini as well as any new machine that ships with Apple silicon moving forward.
The new iMac, complete with its new keyboard and color-matched Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, will go up for pre-order on Friday, April 30. They won’t ship until the second half of May, however.
Now, we just need to wait for Apple to make these things available to everyone so we can all get in on the Touch ID act.