“FCC filings have leak details of Apple’s new ‘Magic Mouse 2’ and updated wireless keyboard, and it seems the peripherals are in for quite an upgrade,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet. “And given that it’s been more than six years since either device has been upgraded, it’s long overdue.”
“The first change,” Kingsley-Hughes reports, “is that the aging and inefficient Bluetooth 2.0 is being replaced with the more efficient Bluetooth 4.0, a move that will see lower energy consumption, better security, and better connectivity.”
‘Another big change is that the AA batteries that the devices previously relied upon for power are out, replaced by built-in 3.8V Li-Ion power packs,” Kingsley-Hughes reports, “What is not made clear is how these devices will be charged.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Regardless of the method of charging, the charges are likely to be few and far between based on how much we already get out of the AA batteries in our current Apple Wireless Keyboards and Magic Mouse units, especially considering the change from the inefficient Bluetooth 2.0 to Bluetooth 4.0.