When do you think theApple remote and mouse will be updated?

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The Apple remote and mighty mouse looked great with the white macs (macbook imac g5) but now they leave something to be desired. [​IMG] [[​IMG] So how long do you think these 2 items will go without an upgrade and what do you think the new ones will look like?
     
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    I doubt remote will be updated because it's already great. Mouse and keyboard, hmm, I hope with next desktop update.

    Keyboard:

    - Backlight
    - Black keys as in notebooks
    - Wireless model with num pad

    Mouse:

    - New design
    - Get rid of the ball (it sucks)
    - More buttons (maybe volume buttons?)

    My hope list
     
  3. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    wasn't the keyboard just updated? the mouse desperately needs it though and i bet the remote goes aluminum soon.
     
  4. King James macrumors member

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    the remote as far as being functional is pretty sound..... maybe a new color/finish?

    The mouse is in dire need of a revamp tho....trackball SUCKS! as most of us have experienced
     
  5. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I think the remote will be phased out.

    Also, the mighty mouse really, really needs not just a facelift, but a whole new hardware design. That ball is awful, and the side click buttons are just useless in their current form. Right clicking also leaves a lot to be desired, so I think we'll see it replaced soon.

    As for the keyboard, the number pad was dropped from the model shipping with iMacs recently, so I think that could be a sign that the number pad will go altogether from the Apple keyboard lineup. I'm not really that bothered, as I'd never use it, but I know that'll be a thorn for a lot of users.
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    The current Might Mouse (both wired and wireless) I have no problem with and it does the basics, if for anything else, I'm using my Razer so no update is ok with me. For the keyboard, I really want the aluminum with number pad as a wireless. The backlight would be a bonus but wireless keyboard with number pad would complete the whole media center look.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Mighty Mouse: When the iMac gets a case change.
    Remote: Never.
     
  8. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really see how the remote can be phased out when it's needed for AppleTV.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Remote may get an update if Apple TV gets one.
     
  10. Aadhil macrumors regular

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    The mouse curser is very unresponsive. The ball is much better responsiveness wise. I think they should take a few times from the Kensington media mouse which is basically everything the apple mouse should have been.
     
  11. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    I just wish they'd update the keyboard with black keys. They stopped shipping new imacs with keyboards that have the number pad? I love having the number pad. I wish the wireless one had a number pad. Backlighting would be great.

    I gave up on Apple mice a long time ago. The current one sucks and needs an overhaul. I'm sorry, but I need a mouse with 2 real buttons on it. Right clicking with the apple mouse just doesn't work well enough. Oh and that ball, forget it.
     
  12. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Another prediction fail.
     

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