Apple's 2024 in the name of USB-C accessories: the latest

Coming to a close, 2023 was an important year for Apple for several reasons. The new products presented certainly stand out, some of which were announced by surprise, such as the MacBook Pro and iMac with chips from the M3 range. However, the most talked about news was probably the one relating to “retirement” of the Lightning connector on the new iPhones. But when will the transition to standard USB-C also on other products from the Cupertino company? In this regard, there is news.

Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad with USB-C in 2024: the latest rumor about Apple’s new year

The rumor was started by Weibo user Instant Digital (via MacRumors), according to which current Apple peripherals have a Lightning port for charging will receive an update next spring. It is not clear whether this upgrade will also include other innovations (aesthetic and functional), but the adoption of the USB-C standard now seems to be almost certain.

A revisitation of the look would deserve it Magic Mouse. Although the autonomy of the “topolino” is about a month with a single charging cycle, the location of the Lightning port for charging has – since its debut – been the subject of criticism from the community. Finding space on the “belly”, i.e. the part constantly in contact with the surface, does not allow use while charging.

Magic Keyboard con Touch ID - Apple

Returning to the transition to the USB-C standard for peripherals, it has been talked about with some insistence for months now. Unlike what most people hypothesized/hoped for, the transition did not take place at the Scary Fast Halloween event, on the occasion of the presentation of the iMac with M3 chip. To date, therefore, Apple’s mouse, keyboard and trackpad still come with the Lightning connector.

As for the launch window, the months to keep an eye on will be from March to May (spring, in fact). During the same period the Cupertino company could announce also new iPads and Macsand – potentially – communicate the date of the official debut of the viewer Vision Pro.

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