wireless mighty mouse discontinued?

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  1. boxlight macrumors member

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    Hi -- just called a photo equipment store to see if they have the Wireless Mighty Mouse in stock. He said they have one left and it's on sale because it is a "discontinued model".

    Has anyone else heard this? Is the wireless mighty mouse being replaced by a new model? If so, I'll wait an buy the new one.
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I'd be surprised. It's still available at the Apple Store UK but who knows?
     
  3. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I think that's all the explanation you need right there. You really think a third-party store -- especially one that's not even a computer store -- actually has any clue about Apple's product plans? Probably not. I'm sure they're mistaken. If there was going to be a new mouse, wireless or otherwise, it would have been introduced last week with the new iMacs.
     
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    It could also be discontinued by them -- not enough sales. It's not the kind of product too many average users are going to order (i.e., the kind who buy computer products at a photo store). The typical consumer is going to stick with what came with the computer. The savvy person will order from Apple or a computer retailer.
     
  5. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    Or maybe they will update it to match new keyboard design and new iMacs??
     
  6. MacPossum macrumors 6502

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    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=16373157&nplm=MB111LL/A

    It's still here. What Apple did was change the side buttons to white instead of gray.
     
  7. boxlight thread starter macrumors member

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    That's probably it, then. The "photo" store is actually a very technically astute place and part of a huge chain -- and they have a large selection of Mac stuff.

    The guy seemed pretty sure that the mouse was a "discontinued model" so it appears there is actually a new model number because of the color change. Hmm ... I wonder if Apple improved the scrollball mechanism with this change.

    Regardless, the mouse was only said for nearly half-price so I picked it up anyway. :)
     
  8. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Gasp...but now you have the *old* model with the gray side buttons..it's out of date!! :p
     
  9. JimmyDreams macrumors 6502

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    If it's discontinued, no one told Apple....I just ordered one with my new iMac yesterday!!:D

    JimmyD
    :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  10. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Seems like an odd reason to update the mouse, just for the colour of the side buttons. Maybe they have changed something else about it? I wonder if they fixed the scroll-nipple so it doesn't get as clogged as before.
     

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