Apple released the third OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta to developers yesterday – a minor update that mainly focuses on stability and bug fixes. However, French website Consomac made an interesting find in the code this morning that points to support for three new Apple products.
While searching through the code of the latest OS X El Capitan beta, developers at Consomac found references to a ‘Magic Trackpad 2’, ‘Magic Mouse 2’, and ‘Magic Keyboard’. Rumors have been circulating the web regarding these new devices for quite some time, but the code, along with the filings that hit the FCC’s website earlier this week for new versions of the Bluetooth Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard seem to confirm that we will see the devices relatively soon.
While there is currently no solid indication of new features or usability aside from rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and Bluetooth 4.2 support, there is plenty of speculation that Force Touch technology will be present in one or more of the new devices.
A release date for the new Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2 hasn’t yet been mentioned. However, many expect the new devices to be released alongside the new 21.5-inch 4K iMac that is expected to launch next Tuesday.
Apple has not released any comments on the new devices.