How would you change Apple's 'Magic' accessories for Mac?

Apple makes a series of accessories for the Mac that includes the Magic Keyboard and second editions of both the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse. They were last updated last year, the big new feature being built-in lithium-ion batteries and, for the keyboard and trackpad, new wedge-shaped designs. That meant they could be charged and re-charged over USB to Lightning cables all while sitting flush on your desk. Well, except for the Magic Mouse, whose old design prevented use while charging...

So, if Apple came to you and asked what you wanted to see from their Magic accessories in 2017, what would you tell them?

  1. Redesign the Magic Mouse so it can be used while charging.
  2. Add Force Touch and Force Click to Magic Mouse.
  3. Add Touch Bar and Touch ID to Magic Keyboard.
  4. Split/ergonomic version for Magic Keyboard.
  5. Retro deep travel clickety-clackity version of Magic Keyboard.
  6. Magic Number Pad (or extended option) for Magic Keyboard.
  7. Space Gray option on all Magic accessories.
  8. Ahem. Black, jet black, gold, and rose gold options on all Magic accessories.
  9. Switch from Lightning to USB-C connectors on all Magic accessories.
  10. Extra USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 connector for daisy chaining additional accessories.

Those are just a few ideas — what are yours? What would you like to see in the next generation of Apple Magic accessories for Mac? (And, of course, the next generation of iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro that go with them!)

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.