Coinciding with the release of the Aluminum iMac on August 7th, 2007, Apple released an update to their keyboard that matches iMac's look-and-feel with an anodized aluminum finish. The keyboard (MB110LL/A) has been drastically redesigned and is much thinner than its predecessor, and features a larger "strike area" on each key (16mm vs. 14.5mm). It features two USB 2.0 ports on the left and right sides of they keyboard that were previously on the back of keyboard.
This keyboard comes with the new iMac, but can be purchased separately for $49 and used with older Macs. There are some new functions included in this keyboard like allowing you to control screen brightness, activate exposé, and media controls for iTunes. You'll need a software update to make use of these new features with your older Mac. It's sibling, the Apple Wireless Keyboard is available for $79 and is powered by Bluetooth.
- Mac computer with available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port
- Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
- Keyboard software update