Apple announced a beautiful new Space Gray color option for its Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad, but there’s just one catch: Those accessories won’t be sold separately from the new $5,000 iMac Pro.
Essentially, that means you’ll have to drop $5,000 if you really want the new Space Gray accessories. But look at the bright side: At least you get an awesome and powerful all-in-one computer with a 5K resolution screen to sweeten the deal!
Yes, I’m being facetious and I’m certainly not suggesting someone buy a $5,000 computer just for its accessories. I suppose it’s Apple’s way of making the new Space Gray accessories more “exclusive” in the same way the Product (RED) iPhone 7 only comes in the more expensive 128GB option. And of course, you don’t have to drop $5,000 to get these accessories — they might show up on sites like eBay at some point, but don’t expect them to be easy to find, or cheap to obtain.
At the same time, a Space Gray keyboard and mouse would sure go nicely with a Space Gray MacBook Pro, which doesn’t come with exclusive accessories. With the Space Gray MacBook Pros in mind, it’s somewhat odd that Apple isn’t offering its Space Gray accessories separately.
Something to note, however, is that the Space Gray Magic Trackpad is not included with the iMac Pro, which suggests it might be sold separately from the iMac Pro. Unless Apple somehow prevents people from buying the Space Gray Magic Trackpad 2 unless they have an iMac Pro, we could see the Space Gray Magic Trackpad 2 as a purchasable accessory.
Here’s to hoping.