Apple brings out world’s first multi-touch mouse


20 Oct 2009

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Aside from a refresh of the iMac lineup and updated MacBook with LED-backlit display, multi-touch trackpad and built-in seven-hour battery, Apple has brought out the world’s first multi-touch mouse, named the Magic Mouse.

The new wireless Magic Mouse uses Apple’s multi-touch technology as is used on the iPhone and Mac trackpads, which means the days of pointing and clicking may be numbered.

In place of a mechanical button, scroll wheels or scroll balls, the new Magic Mouse is a seamless, multi-touch surface.

The magic Mouse costs €69 but comes standard with the new iMac range.

Oh my, new iMacs!

Speaking of which, Apple has just brought out two new iMacs; one with a 21.5-inch screen and the other with a 27-inch display.

These iMacs have a shiny, new, edge-to-edge glass design and come with Intel Core Duo processors starting at 3.06 GHz, and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for up to twice the performance, Apple claimed.

The 21.5-inch iMac has a high-resolution 1,920-by-1,080 pixel display, while the 27-inch version has 2,560-by-1,440, boasting 60pc more pixels than the previous 24-inch model.

macbook unibody

The new MacBook: now with a unibody enclosure

MacBook white: goodbye (sort of), old friend

Finally, the Macbook was also treated to a refresh: gone is the old form of the iconic white MacBook, it has now inherited the unibody design with LED-backlit display and glass multi-touch trackpad as well as built-in battery from the MacBook Pro line. However, it is still white, just a little shinier, and a lot sleeker looking at , priced at €929 (inc VAT).

By Marie Boran

Photo: The Magic Mouse.