Why Magic Mouse and Trackpad??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tigereat, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. tigereat macrumors regular

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    I dont understand why Apple is asking us to buy BOTH Magic mouse and Trackpad at the same time even if they almost provides the same functionalities.

    I 'm trying to choose the option without Magic mosue but Trackpad only with some discount. But there is none.


    One more question, Should I buy a new iMac now with student discount and get a free iPod touch or wait til the Back to School day with no Tax (not sure if that moment, the iPod Touch is still the promotion)?
     
  2. advres Guest

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    They don't consider the trackpad a replacement to a mouse but an addition.

    If you live anywhere near a state with no sales tax, buy it there. I used to buy all my computers in New Hampshire to save the sales tax.
     
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Because that way you need to take extra $69 out of your wallet and hand it to SJ.
     
  4. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    Having both is just too much. The trackpad is a non-moveable, multi-touch enabled Magic Mouse. The Mouse is a simpler, moveable trackpad.

    IMO, the Magic Mouse is the best bet for both desktops and portables.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Where are they asking you to buy both?

    The trackpad is for people who like trackpads, the mouse is for people that like mice....
     
  6. tigereat thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the Trackpad is for the desktop user and Magic mouse is for the Macbook/Pro user?

    My Question is Why every iMac comes with the Magic mouse but not Trackpad ?
     
  7. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I saw this too and I think it's rather dumb.

    The iMac should come with a choice of:

    1. Magic Mouse
    2. Magic Trackpad
    3. Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad
    4. (regular) Apple Mouse

    Maybe they want to see how it sells first before making it a full-on mouse replacement. I know that it's replacing my mouse though, so I hope others follow suit.
     
  8. Animalk macrumors 6502

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    The mouse and the trackpad should be the same peripheral. Apple should make a mouse that let's us use the top surface of the mouse as a fully function trackpad.
     

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