The keyboard is the same as the standard version with a Touch ID sensor in place of the eject button at the right end of the function line. However, if you want one, you’ll need a Mac M1. While Apple offered Touch ID on Intel MacBooks, the M1 chip in the latest laptops has a secure enclave built into the system. Intel Macs, on the other hand, use a T2 processor to handle security, which is likely the reason for the lack of support.
When testing the new keyboard, Touch ID was found to work just as well as Apple’s MacBooks. Cupertino previously allowed the iMac keyboard to be paired with any MacBook M1.
In addition to Touch ID keyboards, Apple also sells “new” versions of the Magic Mouse (85 €) and Magic Trackpad (135 €), although it seems the only thing that differs is the cable. Apple previously sold the devices with a standard Lightning to USB-A cable, but they now ship with a woven Lightning to USB-C cable. It should be noted that Apple also removed the device numbers, both of which were identified by the number “2” in their name. The prices of the Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad remain unchanged.