“We’ve gotten word from a previously reliable source that Apple is discontinuing the Magic Mouse in favor of the Magic Trackpad,” Alex Heath reports for Cult of Mac.
“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,” Heath reports. “In OS X Lion, Apple focused heavily on gestures. To take full advantage of Lion’s speed and efficiency, a trackpad must be used that works with the intuitive gestures Apple has implemented.”
Heath reports, “It makes sense that Apple would phase out the Magic Mouse, as OS X is clearly becoming a gesture based OS.”
Read more in the full article here.
UPDATE: August 5, 2011, 8:34am: Please see: Rumors of Apple Magic Mouse death may be greatly exaggerated; new model on the way?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]