New Touch ID Magic Keyboards work with all M1 Macs, not just the iMac

Apple’s Magic Keyboard in purple, with a Touch ID button in the top right corner.
Apple’s new Magic Keyboard has a Touch ID sensor on the top right. | Image: Apple

The Touch ID sensor in Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, which debuted alongside the updated iMac earlier this week, works with any Mac fitted with Apple’s M1 processor, Rene Ritchie and MacRumors report. The catch is that, for now at least, the keyboard is only sold with the new M1-equipped iMac, which is available to preorder from April 30th.

Apple has been shipping MacBooks with built-in Touch ID for a while now, but this is the first time it’s been available in an accessory. The biometric security method can be used for logging into the device, as well as authorizing purchases and signing into some third-party apps. The new Touch ID keyboard is available with a compact layout, as well as a full size keyboard with a numpad.

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Author: Jon Porter