RUMOR: Apple to release wireless accelerometer-equipped computer mouse

“The successor of Apple’s Mighty Mouse could actually bring much more mightiness if reports we obtained from our sources are to be believed,” Alexandros Roussos reports for SiliconRumors.

“The mouse that will succeed to the Mighty Mouse could be equipped with an accelerometer and come in a wireless only version sources told SiliconRumors,” Roussos reports.

“Sources added that it could not only replace the Mighty Mouse but also the Apple Remote Control which has become optional in the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro refreshes,” Roussos reports.

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38 Comments

  1. Mighty mice here at the office have been more bad than good. Sadly true of many of Apple’s ride-along peripherals.

    – the new skinny keyboards get bent. last good one was the full-size white-key

    – mighty mouse wheelyball clogs & fails.

    – iphone earbuds break — on my 3rd pair in less than a year.

    It’d be nice to see a fix of the mightymouse. improvements are even better, but a fix at least.

  2. I personally think the mighty mouse is terrific. Works well and does not have an obnoxious number of buttons like the logitech mice. THe only thing that I can complain about is the ball gets gunked up pretty regularly, but it’s easy to clean.

  3. PC Apologist and others: please stop posting about hardware you do not own- some of those comments show a lack of ownership. I feel the mighty mouse is the best mouse on the market AND I use one on a Windows PC at work because I must use a PC at work. Although you can’t scroll sideways with it in Windows, it is awesome and helped my carpel tunnel. The new thin chiclet keyboards are good for people like me who program and type a lot – helped witharm strain – I use the wireless keyboard with my Macbook at home

  4. I am on my third Mighty Mouse in three years, all replaced under warranty by Apple, including a free upgrade to Bluetooth, which has the same trackball problem as the others.

    If they do release a new type, I will ask for one of them to replace my current mouse, hopefully ending the problems.

    If not, I will buy one of these when my warranty expires

    http://www.targus.com/us/formac/?utm_source=targus&utm_medium=direct&&utm;_content=banner&utm_campaign=maclife-formac

    $53.00 at Amazon.

  5. I have two “mighty” mice and they suck something mighty.
    1. The scroller ball constantly gets jammed up and is near impossible to clear.
    2. They won’t scroll inside a Stickies note for some god-unknown reason when any 3rd party mouse will.
    3. They constantly cause errant clicks invoking the Dashboard, Expose, etc, when you don’t want it.
    4. They confuse the heck out of new users who, with the invisible buttons, fail to know why it’s not working reliably.
    5. The wireless ones eat batteries something fierce.

    Any update will likely be welcome, but I really wish Apple would simply provide a basic reliable multi-button mouse that actually works fully within their own OS.

  6. Ummm…. this doesn’t sound like a mouse or a remote. It sounds like a gaming controller ala Wiimote. Hopefully one for the AppleTV. And why not? There are already thousands, if not millions of AppleTVs sitting beside TVs just waiting to be used for gaming. With a huge app store for the iPhone, the majority of which are games, Apple is in great position to offer those same developers a shot at gaming on AppleTVs everywhere.

  7. Mighty Mouse is great apart from the fact that they don’t last very long. The scroll ball clogs way to easily and needs some design improvement.

    Let’s face it though, Apple has never been known for shipping good quality mice.

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