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[* black] The bundled Magic Keyboard gets its first update since 2017, now featuring round-er corners, iMac-matching color choices, and reorganized function keys.
[* black] Mainly though, we're interested inWe're really here for that new Touch ID fingerprint sensor at the top right. It looks nothing like theany MacBook Touch ID buttons we've seen on MacBooks—inbuttons—in fact, it's a dead ringer for an iPhone home button. And thisThis also marks Touch ID's first-ever appearance in a peripheral, which bringsraises some potentially interesting repairsecurity/repair implications.
[* black] Mainly though, we're interested inWe're really here for that new Touch ID fingerprint sensor at the top right. It looks nothing like theany MacBook Touch ID buttons we've seen on MacBooks—inbuttons—in fact, it's a dead ringer for an iPhone home button. And thisThis also marks Touch ID's first-ever appearance in a peripheral, which bringsraises some potentially interesting repairsecurity/repair implications.
[* icon_reminder] Apple has always [link|https://www.ifixit.com/News/32887/what-to-do-if-your-iphones-home-button-stops-working|locked each device's original Touch ID button to its logic board|new_window=true] in the name of security, making replacements problematic at best. How does that work in a peripheral that connects wirelessly? Stand by for some testing.
[* icon_note] We'll circle back to keyboard disassembly and testing shortly. For now, here are the details on the hardware: Model number A2449, EMC 3579.