What's going on with Apple's new iMac accessories?

M3 iMac
(Image credit: Apple)

This week was a big one for Mac fans, with Apple announcing new, M3-powered versions of both its MacBook Pro and iMac. The latter, being a desktop computer, comes with a keyboard and mouse as standard – but users are somewhat baffled to discover that they're still charged via Lightning, which Apple recently (begrudgingly) replaced in favour of USB-C across the iPhone line up.

The Magic Mouse 2 (still one of Apple's most egregious design crimes) and Magic Keyboard still feature a Lightning port, which seems pretty out of place seeing as Apple has already begun updating other accessories, such as the AirPods charging case) to USB-C. It means some Mac users will, frustratingly, need to continue carrying more than one charging cable. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.