The new Magic Mouse with USB-C port will be seen at the Apple event next week

by Joe Rossignol

Apple will likely announce new versions of its Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad for Mac at its “Scary Fast” event on Monday, October 30, according to a report today from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The updated accessories are expected to feature USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports for charging.

Accessories will most likely be presented along with the updated 24-inch iMac with M3 chip , which Gurman also expects to be announced at the event.

It's unclear whether there will be any design changes in the accessories beyond the move to USB-C. They look pretty much the same as they did when they received their last major update in October 2015, although there have been some minor changes over the years, including a move to braided cables and new color options only available with the 24-inch models. iMac. Apple also released the Magic Keyboard with a Touch ID button in 2021.

Although the Magic Mouse lasts about a month or longer on a charge, the placement of the Lightning port at the bottom of the mouse has become a meme. has been around in the Apple community for many years because it prevents the mouse from being used while charging. It's unclear whether the new version's USB-C port will be in a more convenient location.

All four iPhone 15 models feature USB-C ports instead of Lightning. The latest version of Siri Remote for Apple TV also has a USB-C port, and Apple has discontinued the MagSafe Battery and MagSafe Duo Charger with Lightning ports.

Apple's October 30 event will begin at the unusual time of 5 o'clock. evenings. Pacific Ocean/20:00. Eastern Time, so be sure to mark your calendar correctly.

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