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Apple to Phase Out Magic Mouse in Favor of Magic Trackpad? [Update]

Apple to Phase Out Magic Mouse in Favor of Magic Trackpad? [Update]

Posted August 4, 2011 at 10:32pm by iClarified · 14220 views
A recent report by Cult of Mac claims that Apple is phasing out the Magic Mouse in favor of the Magic Trackpad. According to Cult of Mac, they have received a tip from a previously reliable source claiming that the Magic Mouse will be no more. The retail source has informed Cult of Mac that Magic Mouse inventory is not being replenished for Apple stores, and that Apple is finally phasing out the Magic Mouse.

We've gotten word from a previously reliable source that Apple is discontinuing the Magic Mouse in favor of the Magic Trackpad. Our retail source has informed us that Magic Mouse inventory is not being replenished for Apple stores, and that Apple is finally phasing out the Magic Mouse.

OS X Lion has heavily focused on gestures, so to take full advantage of those gestures a trackpad is necessary, which is why Apple could be wanting to phase out the Magic Mouse.

A recent report has indicated that Apple could also merge iOS and Mac OS X into one operating system as early as 2012. With Mac OS X becoming more gesture based and Apple phasing out the Magic Mouse, iOS and OS X could eventually merge into one operating system

Update:
CultofMac is now reporting that the Magic Mouse has reappeared with a different product number.

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Apple to Phase Out Magic Mouse in Favor of Magic Trackpad? [Update]
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DacksMac
DacksMac - August 5, 2011 at 1:28pm
Jeeez.. That would be annoying as shit trying to run photoshop or illustrator! Yuck
NoMan
NoMan - August 5, 2011 at 5:19am
That would be plain stupid - but would not be surpriced since they now pushing for "natural" - invert scroll in LION. WHY WHY you want to change good conventions? Plus that mouse is 56x quicker and efficent to use in proper work - not just touching around your iPhoto-home-album. Great ideat to take OSX towards handicapped iOS Mobile OSss...zzzzz. Would recon vise versa.
Bubu
Bubu - August 4, 2011 at 11:36pm
Bullshit
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