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Apple’s New Magic Peripherals Offer Modest Change

Apple has finally updated its long-on-the-tooth desktop mouse, keyboard, and trackpad to varying degrees, and added internal batteries to all. But the peripherals retain their unique personalities, and those hoping for a revamp of the somewhat controversial devices will be disappointed.

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