New Mac Pro will it come with keyboard and mouse?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Taking into account Apple's new Mac Pro design, it looks like either it will be sold only with a power cable and you buy the keyboard separately. Of course, I could be wrong, but I am basing my assumptions from the Mini which is compact in design but requires you provide your own peripherals.
     
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    Your guesses and assumptions are as good as anyone else's.

    I'm guessing it won't come with them. Pretty sure most people buying one already know a keyboard and pointing device. Those who don't will certainly be able to buy one at the time, same as with a Mini.
     
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    potatis

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    question is, will they be black?
     
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    Since a keyboard and mouse/trackpad will likely only amount to 0.01% of the value does it matter? You know the old saying: "If you have to ask then...."
     
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    Since it's a Mac Mini Pro, users will have to provide their own (BYODKM) =}
     
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    If the price is right I won't complain.
     
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    I'm betting no. Like everything else they will want to keep the package as small as possible because they think it is cool.
     
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    I agree that would be awesome
     
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    Don't need any. You enter data by rolling it up and down on your desk and you move the cursor and select by tapping both end as you would a tam-tam... Think different.
     
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    Yep, sounds like the MacBook Wheel!!
     
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    Considering the wireless keyboard is really small, I doubt they'd take up much space in the box lol.

    Why wouldn't it come with the keyboard/mouse?
     
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    Apple will be shipping the nMP in a Quaker Oatmeal box.
     
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    The nMp IS a Quaker Oatmeal box.
     
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    I am betting the same, or it come with the wireless Bluetooth mini keyboard and Magic Mouse in a rectangular design.

    Just can't picture it coming in a box as big as the G4 Cube though. Would be nice if it came with them and small enough to slip in carry on luggage.
     
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    I suspect a keyboard and mouse will be optional accessories like with the Mac Mini (not in the same box). However, I would love a new wired keyboard with numeric pad and built in USB3 hub in all black.
     
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    Your assumption is wrong, Apple does not make small packages to be cool; it's a company that answers to share holders, and by saving money with regard to small packages makes business sense.

    Nothing else.
     
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    LostSoul80

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    I'm pretty confident that a keyboard and mouse will be included. Can't see why not.
     
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    antonis

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    I'd bet there will be a keyboard. I would dare say it won't be a wireless one, too. It makes more sense on a Pro machine (or a machine that is promoted as a Pro, if you will).
     
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    The new keyboard will be flexible and co-serve as packaging for the tube :D
     
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    azentropy

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    I don't think you got my double meaning about wanting to keep it small. It wasn't a jab at the packaging itself. ;)
     
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    The present Mac Pro comes with a keyboard and wireless mouse, seems reasonable they would do the same on the new version. I'd guess it would have a wireless keyboard and mouse.

    Black would be neat, but I'm fine either way.
     
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    Hopefully they will use this opportunity to finally release a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad.
     

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