Will there be a wired Magic Mouse?

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  1. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    What do you think Apple will do for Universities, Libraries and any other public place that doesn't want their $69 mice stolen? Do you think there will be a wired version?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I seriously doubt it. The move is toward wireless, whenever practical.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I don't see why universities would spend the extra money for a multitouch mouse.
     
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    My sentiments exactly.
    And if someone is going to steal something, a cord leading to the back of the computer isnt going to stop them.
     
  5. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    What uni or any public would spend that much on this mouse?
     
  6. patrickdunn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is why I posed the question, because a wired version would be ~$49. I guess we will start to see iMacs with Logitech mice at those places.
     
  7. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    They come with an iMac. Plenty of universities deploy hundreds of iMacs across their network..
     
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    And hundreds of MagicMice will walk!
     
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    Or libraries will still use the old mice because they purchase from a different store that allows for Mighty Mouse to still be purchased.
     
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Apple still offer the Mighty Mouse (or as it is now called due to trademark issues, the Apple Mouse) as a free BTO on the iMacs. The wired keyboard and wired keyboard with numpad are free BTO's as well.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    How nice of Apple to be giving you a lesser product for free.

    If anything, going with the wired keyboard or mouse should knock a few bucks off the price.
     
  13. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    Nothing from Apple is "free" my friend, apart from updates. Not that I care :)
     
  14. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see a wired version, but only so I could share it between multiple machine using a USB switcher. To me that's always been the drag about BT wireless mice. Dongled mice switch fine.
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't know, I mean why would I? But if you ask me Apple's logic with mice and keyboards fail me.

    Wireless keyboards ... you'd think they'd get the hint and add a ****ing number pad. Wired keyboards without the number pad shipping with the new iMacs (purportedly). Fine, but why? Doesn't Apple have any knowledge that people do use the number pad? And with the influx of people who game I would think (if I think back to my old gaming days) that the number pad mattered.

    So wired Magic Mouse? Who knows, but they should. Some people still need/want/like wires.
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm guessing a minority, or they'd make the wireless keyboard standard with a num pad, to appeal to the masses.
    Yes, but with proper psychiatric care, they can overcome such a harmful disorder! :D
     
  17. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish they had a wired version of the Magic Mouse because I don't like the jumpiness of bluetooth. Especially when you do layout and graphic design, there isn't as much precision with a bluetooth mouse. Plus I'd rather have the $50 price tag than $70. I have a Logitech Bluetooth mouse right now, and if Best Buy has the Magic Mouse in stock by Halloween, I'll have one of those to replace it.
     
  18. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    This is what I want to know before I buy one. I won't buy another Apple mouse if it's as unprecise and jumpy as the wirless mighty mouse. I like the fluid motion that OSX gives for mouse movement, but it just doesn't follow through on the Mighty Mouse. :eek:
     
  19. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

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    What about KVM users?

    I use a Keyboard/Video/Mouse switcher to allow me to use a single Keyboard and Mouse between a MBP and a mini. I can't use bluetooth devices in this situation. I also can't use any of the software that "shares" the keyboard and mouse because the MBP is typically VPN'd into work, so it is not accessible by any other systems in my home office. There are other reasons to offer a corded version.
     

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