The streamlining, however, won’t stop with the iMac enclosure. Each new model will come dressed to impress, bundling a snazzy new Apple keyboard of similarly slender proportions, people familiar with the project say.
Tapping the wizardry of industrial design chief Jonathan Ive and his team, the Cupertino-based Mac maker has reportedly crafted a super-slim external keyboard for the new Macs. It’s said to draw upon the aesthetic and feel of the low-profile keyboard which was first integrated with the company’s 13-inch MacBook portables in May of 2006.
On its website, Apple explains that MacBooks “features a unique keyboard design that sits flush against the bed for a sleeker, lower profile.”
“You’ll also find a firm touch when typing,” the company adds. “That ought to make your fingers happy.”
As I posted earlier, I’d like a Bluetooth keyboard to use with an iPhone for typing (I specifically mentioned a word processor, but I’m desperate and would settle for basic text file editing!). If Apple will indeed be doing these new keyboards, one of them has to be a Bluetooth version.
The question is, will it work with an iPhone? Will the Death Star upgrade also add keyboard pairing functionality to the iPhone?
Please, Apple, save us from fugly useless keyboards!