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The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID requires Macbooks with Apple Silicon to exploit the Touch ID feature but does the keyboard work like a normal keyboard with an T2 chip Macbook? The idea is to buy it to use with an Intel Macbook and future proof it in case I purchase an Apple Silicon mac in the future.

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Does the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID work like a regular keyboard with T2 chip Macbooks?

Yes.

The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID would work with an Intel Mac just like a regular Magic Keyboard. The Touch ID authentication functionality would remain unavailable on unsupported Macs.

You may need a recent version of macOS installed for the keyboard to be recognised and usable with your Intel Mac.

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The magic keyboard needs at least 11.3 (Big Sur). You have to configure the keyboard in Preferences and decide, whether you will use Function Keys directly or with fn-key.

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