Apple Updates Stand-Alone Keyboards With Lion-Specific Controls

Posted in Apple News, Mac on 22/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Now that OS X Lion is finally out of its cage, Apple has begun updating their Mac keyboards to reflect Lion-specific controls. The current F3/Expose key, for instance, has now become a Mission Control key, where the old F4/Dashboard key is now a LaunchPad key.

The keyboards on the new MacBook Air reflect this change, as well as Apple’s new wired and wireless keyboards, and I would not be surprised if all new BTO MacBooks (and in-stock MacBooks once their current stock sells) will have these new keys as well.

Personally, I wonder why they didn’t just launch a new version of their wired keyboard – the current version, besides lacking backlighting, has been around for 4 years, and it’s not like Apple to stick with a design for too long.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.