New Backlit Apple Wireless Keyboard Shown in the Apple Store Online [PIC]

It appears a new backlit Apple Wireless Keyboard is coming, as the company’s online Czech store has leaked the update, as first spotted by Letem svetem.

As you can see in the image below, the new keyboard has some changes we’ve highlighted in red. The F5 and F6 keys show the backlit keyboard controls, whereas before these keys were just the function keys. Also note the Eject button in the top right is now a power icon. If you think the return key has shrunk, this appears to be a regional thing.

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Here is the Canadian Apple Wireless Keyboard below for comparison:

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Apple’s Canadian online store isn’t showing the new keyboard yet. The current version retails for $89 CAD.

While the Apple Wireless Keyboard looks great, personally I don’t like it for long term use as it hurts my hands. The Das Keyboard for Mac is my weapon of choice when I’m talking to you folks.

Would you be interested in getting a backlit Apple Wireless Keyboard?

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  • PDADoc

    While this is indeed a welcome feature, especially for those of us who travel quite frequently for work and are typing on overnight international flights (like myself), I’d gladly trade it for a simple HOME BUTTON for iOS devices. I still don’t know how they can continue to omit this simple thing.

  • einsteinbqat

    Half true. EN_US and EN_CA use the same keyboard layout (wider than taller Enter key, ANSI 101/104 keys) but FR_CA uses the European keyboard layout (taller than wider Enter key, ISO 102/105 keys).

  • einsteinbqat

    Half true. EN_US and EN_CA use the same keyboard layout (wider than taller Enter key, ANSI 101/104 keys) but FR_CA uses the European keyboard layout (taller than wider Enter key, ISO 102/105 keys).

    1: FR_CA (for some reason, it appeared twice); 2: FR_FR; 3: DE_DE; 4: EN_GB