With an oldie, but a goodie, AppleInsider dishes the dirt on Apple’s “jaw-dropping” new two-button mouse.
“According to sources who have so far filed accurate reports on Apple’s future hardware plans, the company is feverishly working on a two-button wireless optical mouse that it intends to release,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider. “Apple enthusiasts have longed for an Apple-branded two-button mouse for over a decade, but their requests have gone unanswered. So what has changed? According to sources, ‘it’s the company.’ With Apple now profiting from low-priced consumer electronics as it makes a push to reclaim market share from Windows, a two-button mouse is ‘almost an essential,’ sources said. It’s unclear when the computer maker plans to introduce the mouse. Insiders warned that anticipation may continue to build for months as the company perfects the product.”
Marsal also reports on rumors of new Apple AirPort wireless base stations in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Question one has to be, is this finally going to happen this time? Question two would be, how “feverishly” long does Apple have to work to “perfect” a two-button mouse? Question three has to be, of course, is there any Mac-related rumor older than the one regarding a two-button Apple mouse? For the record, we’d like an Apple-branded two-button mouse to be available, though not necessarily shipped as standard for Apple’s consumer Mac models. BTW, we currently use the Kensington Studio Mouse (three buttons and a scroll sensor) on all of our Macs.
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The time has come for Apple to ship a two-button scroll mouse standard – June 09, 2003
Should Apple reconsider the one-button mouse? – October 23, 2002