Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled on Tuesday its latest wireless accessories for its iMac line that include iMac refresh, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad 2. The most important feature these products possess is that they will no longer require AA batteries, since they now have rechargeable batteries.
With the newest accessories now in the market, Apple has made it easier for customers to charge these products, since they will just have to plug them in via Lighting cable whenever the battery is low, which will only happen once a month. According to the company, these products will take two minutes to charge for nine hours worth of energy.
On the other side, there are other important changes to be noticed. For instance, the keys of the Magic Keyboard are now larger, without compromising the previous length of the wireless accessory. The company decided to just take out some space between the keys to make them bigger. The cost is $165.
Since batteries will not be needed for the Magic Mouse 2, the company has eliminated the plate on the bottom of the device, which was considered uncomfortable. This also changed the sound the mouse makes when a user moves it. The device is now longer, but its shape remains to be the same. The price of this accessory is $129.
The new trackpad was reinforced since Apple decided to add Force Touch to the device. Force Touch allows users access to several shortcuts by touching the trackpad in different ways.
Lastly, Apple has announced adding Retina displays to its iMacs, which will improve the quality of texts and images. The 21.5-inch iMac will have a Retina 4K display and every 27-inch iMac will have a Retina 5K display. The first one starts at $1,099 and the second one at $1,799. Both come with a new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.
Apple Inc.’s stock rose 48 cents to $112.09 in morning trading Tuesday. Its shares have risen almost 2 percent so far this year.