Rumor: Magic Mouse Going Away, Not Coming Back (Updated)

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akfreeridemtber

NO thank you...

I'll keep ALL my Apple products (ALL five of them)...

You can KEEP ALL your PC's & the blue screen of death.

I've used win 1995 up to Vista until switching to Mac 2 + years ago. ...and haven't looked back...

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iMac.27

Part numbers got updated on Keyboard AND the mouse. They were updated because they are both bluetooth 4.0 compatible, and the keyboard changed F keys to match launch pad and mission control...
It's amazing to me that all these rumor sites can't figure out something as easy as that instead of reporting garbage that is Completely untrue.

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dbqfan

Just another reason that I do not like Apple. Mr. Jobs deciding what is good for us. I have sold all my Apple products and I am keeping a Mac Book Pro as I need to access old tax docs. The new Toshiba Thrive is everything the iPad isn't. It has a mini and full sized USB Port, SD Card slot, real file system, can print from tablet etc. Of course Mr Jobs will release these features one at a time so he can make more money and keep the Apple Lemmings coming.

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akfreeridemtber

NO thank you...

I'll keep ALL my Apple products (ALL five of them)...

You can KEEP ALL your PC's & the blue screen of death.

I've used win 1995 up to Vista until switching to Mac 2 + years ago. ...and haven't looked back...

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akfreeridemtber

not true...
"The Magic Mouse Is Resurrected With A New Part Number…"

"source in Apple inventory has followed up, and it appears that Apple has instead discontinued the Magic Mouse’s old part number in favor for a new one. This move may indicate an update to the Magic Mouse, with the most logical prediction being better integration with advanced gestures in OS X Lion.

We apologize for sounding the alarm too early, but it looks as though the Magic Mouse isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This is good news for the many people that still prefer a physical mouse to Apple’s Magic Trackpad."

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macbookpro220

Nooooo. Don't go! I don't actually have one but I absolutely love it. I use a Logitech Marathon Mouse but I don't think they should let it go. It was so new! As time goes on I don't like some of the ambitious decisions that Apple has made....but I'm sure they will redeem themselves with me with something very innovative and useful.

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TechTalkGuy

My Magic Mouse has been collecting dust in the corner of my desk ever since I replaced it with a Logitech Performance Mouse MX.

The next logical phase would be the magic trackpad. Well, one of these days I suppose.

My Logitech can be recharged while using it -- can't do THAT with a magic trackpad.

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Theo

There has to be more to this story. There's no way the public is ready for this kind of switch, at least not yet. You're excluding groups of people immediately, gamers (go ahead, laugh), graphic designers, editors, architects, etc. I understand these may be niche jobs, but still.. I can't see them booting the mouse completely. How will moms and dads be able to play with fcpx? Unless.... oh. It makes sense now...

And to be fair, I was never a big fan of the magic mouse to begin with, I prefer the older model with the roller ball. More precise, at least for me.

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DanielSw

This isn't irony: it's INNOVATION, not afraid to shed stupid fixed ideas like, "Macs have always had mice!"

I got a Magic Trackpad last week for my iMac and I already don't miss my mouse. I LOVE the gestures--even with Snow Leopard. We haven't upgraded to Lion yet, as I'm waiting to finish a big book project and don't want to tempt fate right in the middle of it.

For example, I love the two-finger scroll sooooo much better than using the scroll wheel.

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nicvargus

I'm with you on the innovation thing, but really, there's no way any professionals I know would ditch a mouse for a trackpad. For intensive programs, like Final Cut Pro or InDesign the trackpad just feels hopelessly inadequate. I use both, and love having the flexibility.

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Philodina

I agree completely. I own both, love the Trackpad and it's my primary tool but the mouse is better for some tasks, like dragging long distances. The Trackpad also requires very dry fingers and if your fingers aren't dry at the moment it's nice having the mouse there. Although the reason for that may be that I have a Gelskins cover on my Trackpad. The mouse is also better for fine-tuned movements. I'm sure that this is an issue of individual preference but I really like having both.

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