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Apple Wireless Keyboard  (Source: Image via Apple)

Apple Bluetooth Keyboard back  (Source: Image via FCC)
Apple seeks FCC approval for Apple Wireless Keyboard using Bluetooth technology

Last week when Apple announced the new iMac computers, they also showed off a couple new keyboards. One of the new Apple keyboards was a thin-wired version connecting to a Mac via USB.

The other more interesting keyboard unveiled with the new iMac, for those who shun wires, was the much tidier looking Apple Wireless Keyboard. While the wired version of the Apple Keyboard shows to ship in three to five days, the wireless version shows that it ships in four to six weeks.

Apple didn’t give any reasons as to why the wireless version was delayed so much, but the answer is the wireless keyboard was awaiting FCC approval. We found the FCC filing today and noticed while Apple requested none of their images be released until August 30; the FCC posted a shot they took of the back of the keyboard where the FCC sticker will reside.

The FCC documents show the keyboard will be 4.2mm thick with a width of 275.92mm and a depth of 108.32mm. A safe bet will be that the keyboard is available for purchase on August 30th.

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News Flash: DT scoops week old story!!!
By ToeCutter on 8/14/2007 10:00:51 AM , Rating: 2
Considering this product was announced and previewed ad nauseum over a week ago, how'd it make one of DT's top stories today? <shrug>.

Second, to all the Apple-whiners out there: The new wireless keyboard requires 3 AA batteries for power (which Apple includes, in the box), and it said to last 9 freaking months on a single charge. How can anyone complain about performance like that? It works out to pennies a day for crying out loud!

Apple has demonstrated remarkable engineering prowess with both their wireless keyboards and mice. My wireless Mighty Mouse can go months on two Ni-Cad AA's, as does my wireless keyboard. The same of which can't be said for my Logitech MX700 Wireless. And each the Apple periphs work flawlessly with Vista.

I'm not sure what more could be asked of Apple, save the lack of a num pad?

The only whining about this product should be that no one can get one for a month or so...

RE: News Flash: DT scoops week old story!!!
By JackBeQuick on 8/14/2007 10:03:15 AM , Rating: 2
Well, even if it was announced a week ago. it really did just get it's FCC approval. Apple has a tendency to announce things before the FCC says OK, which is my guess as to why the Apple website says 4-6 weeks for delivery.

By ToeCutter on 8/14/2007 10:10:00 AM , Rating: 2
My point is that most of the FCC approval stories "reveal" a product that had been "secret" until the FCC docs revealed it.

This thing has been all over the web. Some of the Apple blog sites posted hi res images a week before the official announcement.

Besides, 2 weeks is nothing compared so some of the "soft" video card launches we've seen :-/

By Vanilla Thunder on 8/14/2007 12:09:46 PM , Rating: 2
My wireless Mighty Mouse can go months on two Ni-Cad AA's

Now if they could only fit that pesky right button on there...


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