Previously exclusively available with the new 24-inch iMac, the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, as well as the new Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse, are now available separately.
Touch ID has been available on MacBook Pro models for years, but the 24-inch iMac was the first to bring the biometric security technology to desktop Macs. Apple launched both a basic Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and an expanded Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad, which were initially available only with that model.
Both variants are now available for purchase separately. The Touch ID Magic Keyboard costs $149, while the Touch ID Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad costs $179.
At the same time, the updated Magic Trackpad is available for $129, and the new Magic Mouse is available for $79.
There are no upgrades to the Magic Trackpad or Magic Mouse that are as significant as the Touch ID button on the Magic Keyboard. All three, however, have been created to have a slender appearance and feel.
The new accessories, which are sold separately, are only available in white. When purchased with the Mac, the accessories’ trim matches the iMac’s color scheme.
Only Apple Silicon Macs support the Touch ID function on the keyboard. On Intel-based devices, it is completely useless.