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Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 22, 2003.
Kodawarisan claims Apple will announce the Bluetooth mouse on July 25, 2003.
From their site (translated):
Genuine input device sale of Bluetooth correspondence
As for Apple it seems that announces the input device of Bluetooth correspondence on the 25th.
According to information, this time in announcement only of the Bluetooth corresponding mouse, adjusting to the shipment time of PowerMac G5 concerning the keyboard which at the beginning is planned, when it is announced, it is thing. Furthermore, when it selects these devices in iMac, and eMac when it purchases, with Apple Store it becomes BTO product treatment, it is thing.
....hahahaha, engirsh! Anyway, does this imply that it will ship on the G5's orders? I'm a little confused......
Has Apple ever launched/announced products on a Friday? Just wondering.
I wouldn't mind looking into a Bluetooth mouse. My Apple Pro mouse recently started acting funny.
It's just two short days away so I guess we'll see soon enough if this rumor has any basis in fact. Although I'm not that thrilled at the prospect of a Bluetooth mouse as the Logictech wireless mice eat batteries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
My dream specs:
Firewire rechargeable via a firewire cable (no dock)... works as a wired mouse while charging.
3+ buttons, with a scroll wheel "click" being the 3rd button.
My Logitech uses ordinary AA batteries, the wireless mice that have internal, non-replaceable ones last longer, I suspect an Apple wireless mouse would use that type of battery vs AA or AAA or whatever...
I'm intrested in the idea because I'm looking to purchace a Powermac and/or a Powerbook in the near future and it would be nice (if I were to buy both) if I could just take the mouse and use it with my Powerbook when I'm away from my other computer, without doing or having to carry around anything else...
Although if this doesn't have three buttons and a scroll wheel, my money is going elsewhere...
I have no insider knowledge, but I bet Apple mice will continue to have only one button and no one will be terribly imressed by the new offering.
I really like the eight buttons plus scroll wheel of my cordless Logitech. Even if Apple were to go multiple-button, I doubt they will have more than two or three buttons, and I probably won't be inclined to get one unless perhaps they incorporate that iPod-like scroll dial they applied for a patent for a few months ago.
i would love a bluetooth mouse. that would be awesome. but friday? tuesday i the magic day! or maybe they want to get people to buy it on the weekend at thier local apple store
looks like a trip to the palisades for a new mouse/bluetooth adapter
mom! i need money!
The PowerBooks are what really NEED this. Carry a mouse, but no cords!
I hope if it exists that it's easily rechargeable. Battery waste IS a problem.
Well 2 days to wait.... Technically 1 day I guess since it is 3 AM.
Same day as tomb raider comes out but that is something totally different (but also cool none-the-less)
I hope it comes with a recharge stand type thing like that one kensington does.
And I hope it isn't hella expensive .
Absolutely not. Remember, the average G5 doesnt even have a bluetooth module.
hmmm... Isn't Kodawarisan a Japanese site? So, their Friday is our Thursday?
Keep dreaming... it's never going to have 3 buttons.
As far as I'm concerned, i'd never buy a 1 button mouse, bluetooth or not - so this is a waste of time.
i'm afraid of how much this thing is gonna cost. i imagine apple will drop the price of the regular optical mouse, but they are gonna have to keep the new bluetooth one around $70 or so, especially if it lacks certain features of other M$ or Logitech mice (many buttons, scroll wheel). I would think that they would include a BT module with the mouse, but a lot of people already have bluetooth. i think it would be nice if there was an option to get it w/o the module with like a $20 price drop or something.
This is stupid. Apple keyboards and LCD displays have USB ports on them. Using USB as the recharging method makes a lot more sense. Especially since a mouse is a low bandwidth item.
not if this is the long-rumored Mouse/videoPod/Cellphone thingy. This baby will require nothing less than Firewire800...
Friday = no way
For PR reasons Apple will not announce anything in the end of the week. They usually announce things either in Monday or Tuesday.
Which is smart. Apple will announce things in Friday only if they don't have other options and I don't think this is an issue right now.
I couldn't understand from the article, but how do we know this isn't the next 25th? That would be a Monday and the person above me says that that would be a good time for the Press Release stuff, so.
Definately. My wireless mouse is great, but the dongle for it is essentially the size of a wired mouse.
However, unless it is two-button + wheel, I won't be buying it.
Ummm, I think you combined the wrong products.
GL charging via USB man.
I think Apple could make a multi-button mouse while maintaining their mantra of 1 button = simpler for the every day user. As long as they call the new mouse Super Duper Pro Mouse, Steve can be like, "most people will never need more than 1 button, but we feel that there is a small market that requires more than 1, so here it is." Regardless of the validity of that statement, I think it could happen. Defining it as "Pro' would allow Apple to not admit they were wrong about the 2 button mouse. we all know Steve doesn't like to be wrong.
I just checked my online order status of my new G5
Anyway, it contains this in the list:
Keybd Wired+Wired MS -N N065-4161
Is that new? Why specify the keyboard and mouse as "wired" when "wired" is the only option?
Bluetooth mice are cool. I hope Apple announces them in 2 days.
Is that small market 95% of all computer users?
I just hope I don't ever hear Steve say, "And I'm proud to introduce the world's first and only wireless 1-button mouse!"