This morning Apple updated their iMac line with all new Retina 21.5 inch models, along with a host of improvements across the entire line. Everything now uses Intel's broadwell chips, and all three 27 inch iMacs now sport the 5k display that we saw debut last fall. It's great to see Retina coming to it's logical conclusion across Apple's whole computer line. Better screens, faster processors, faster memory, and the same price. Sounds solid.
Funnily enough, the thing I'm most excited about from Apple's announcements this morning isn't a new computer though, but instead the new version of their Bluetooth keyboard that they debuted as well; The Magic Keyboard.
It's still wireless, is thinner and lighter, features new scissor switch keys designed for stability, has the same beautiful San Francisco font as the new MacBook, is rechargeable now via a lightning cable, and pairs via Bluetooth easily to a Mac automatically when plugged in via Lightning-to-USB.
I've been looking forward to a re-designed Apple Keyboard for awhile now. My old one likes to turn on by accident in my bag and enter the wrong password on my iPad, and one of it's rubber feet is just shorter than all the others - causing the whole thing to wobble. I use it every day in conjunction with my iPad to write, and so almost any potential benefit is worth the money for me. This old model has been well loved, but I'm ready for an upgrade.
I can't wait to get my hands on the new one, with it being a little more svelte, modern, and having that lovely new font. I'm already checking to see if my local Apple Store will have them in today - I don't want to wait for it to ship.