“Apple updated its line of iMacs today. They’ve been updating them for 17 years now, constantly making them bigger, faster, and generally better. This year’s model is no different: Faster processors thanks to Intel’s new Skylake chips, improved graphics performance, and Fusion Drive hybrid storage for everyone,” David Pierce writes for Wired. “But if you look closely — and you really do have to look closely — you’ll see a screen more lifelike than anything Mac users have seen before, and cool new accessories that rethink how we’ll interact with computers.”
“Apple has, for the first time in a long time, redesigned and re-thought its keyboard, trackpad, and mouse,” Pierce writes. “They’re all called Magic now: Magic Keyboard ($99), Magic Trackpad 2 ($129), Magic Mouse 2 ($79). The keyboard felt most different to me, if only because I’ve been using an Apple Wireless Keyboard for the better part of a decade… There’s a lot less wobble on the keys, and they don’t travel nearly as far. It’s not as drastic a change as the new MacBook’s super-shallow keys, but I miss the satisfactory thwack of the old keyboard. I’ve already found I make fewer mistakes on this one, though—it’s just way harder to errantly register the edge of the key next to the one you were looking for.”
“Just like the old Magic Trackpad, the Magic Trackpad 2 comes in a near-identical profile to the keyboard. They look nice as a set. This trackpad is white all over, and much larger than the last model. And most importantly, it now supports Force Touch gestures. It doesn’t click at all, instead using haptic feedback to make it feel like it’s clicking at multiple levels of pressure,” Pierce writes. “It’s the exact same tech as the MacBook Pro’s new trackpads, Apple says, just lifted out of the palmrest and placed on your desk. (The Magic Mouse doesn’t support Force Touch, oddly enough; Apple says it’s thinking about whether it makes sense on a mouse, but hasn’t changed anything other than making the mouse a little smoother to maneuver.)”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We can’t wait to festoon our desktop Macs with these new Magic peripherals!
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