Apple releases new black/silver Magic Keyboard, Mouse & Trackpad that ship with exclusive braided black Lighting cable

The news: Alongside the just announced Mac Studio and Studio Display, Apple also dropped some fresh accessories on their website.

  • There are new black/silver version of the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad…all of which ship with an included black braided Lightning cable
  • To get the new colorways, Apple charges you a $20 premium over the white/silver counterparts, with the mouse coming in at $99, trackpad at $149 and keyboard at $199

Sam’s take: I find it hilarious that the cooler looking black accessories cost more than the white ones…but Apple has done the same thing with Mac Space Gray peripherals in the past. It’s just annoying when I may or may not have gotten peer-pressured into buying these earlier today.

Apple releases new colors for leather AirTag accessories

The news: Just months after the launch of AirTag, Apple has introduced a slew of new colors for their Leather Loop and Key Ring accessories.

  • The Leather Loop adds Baltic Blue, California Poppy and Forest Green to the existing Saddle Brown and (PRODUCT)RED colors
  • Leather Key Ring gets California Poppy and Forest Green on top of the already released Baltic Blue, Saddle Brown and (PRODUCT)RED options
  • The products are available for $39 and $35 respectively at apple.com

Our take: Is California Poppy the best-looking color ever? Very possibly. Some nice color upgrades for the best AirTag accessories today, but the rumored magnetic key ring accessory is still MIA…

AirTag magnetic keychain accessory may be ‘on the way’

The rumor: Apple is working on additional accessories for AirTag, according to Jon Prosser (77.8% accurate) on the Genius Bar podcast.

  • According to Prosser, a new magnetic keychain accessory is “on the way…” but no specific launch timeframe was mentioned
  • Apple currently sells a few AirTag accessories including a polyurethane and leather loop and leather keychain attachment, on top of a number of Hermès offerings

Our take: Apple’s first-party accessories for AirTag felt quite limited at launch, so it seems reasonable that at least something else is coming. I’d love to a magnetic accessory where AirTag just snaps inside.

Space Gray Mac accessories discontinued, available ‘while supplies last’

The news: Months after discontinuing the iMac Pro, Apple is not closing out their inventory for their Space Gray Magic accessories, as spotted first by MacRumors.

  • Apple’s Space Gray Magic Mouse, Track and Keyboard are available in limited quantities “while supplies last,” as noted by Apple on the bottom of each product page
  • Fresh color-matched accessories were recently unveiled alongside the M1 iMac

Our take: With the iMac Pro no longer being sold and updated Magic accessories announced, these didn’t really make much sense anymore. I’m sure we’ll see new color-matched accessories to replace these when we get the new iMac Pro later this year…