Apple attempt to gatecrash Win 7 launch with product updates

Apple unveiled several new products today, some of which have been rumored for quite some time. This was a significant update for Apple especially considering that they didn't hold a special event to announce these products. The timing is suspicious considering Microsoft is due to launch their new Windows 7 operating system in just two days time.


The biggest change was that the MacBook line has adopted the unibody look that the MacBook Pro uses. The model looks very similar to the Pro line but is in the traditional white color. The laptop can be outfitted with an LED-backlit display, new glass multi-touch track pad, and a built-in battery with 7 hours run time. Only one SKU is available that will have a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM (up to 8GB), an NVIDIA 9400M GPU, 250GB hard drive and the standard SuperDrive.

The Mac Mini also got a couple of updates including a new server option. The base model can be equipped with a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB of Ram and a 160GB HDD for $599.99. The second configuration can be outfitted with 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of ram, and a 320 GB HDD all for $799.99. Both units will still ship with the same GeForce 9400M GPU and 8x SuperDrive

Also more interestingly with the Mac Mini is a new server option that ships with two 500 GB HDD's, no optical drive, a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, a GeForce 9400M. The Mini will ship with Snow Leopard server with unlimited clients; retails for $999.99

Apple also updated the iMac line as well; Apple now offers a 21.5 inch model as well as a 27 inch model, both are 16:9 displays and in all aluminum casing. The widescreen panels are LED backlit and have a 178 degree viewing angle. The 21.5-inch iMac has a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, while the 27-incher comes in at 2,560 x 1,440 all on IPS panels. Pricing starts at $1,199 with multiple configuration options which you can find here.

Finally, Apple is introducing a new mouse dubbed "Magic Mouse" that will replace the Mighty Mouse. The Bluetooth device will feature one button and a multi-touch surface that will allow for gestures like the track pads. The device does not have a scroll wheel either but the battery does last four months.

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meh about the rest of the thigns... but the mouse looks pretty sexy. I dont know why people are freaking out about the price... $70 sounds resonable... considering there are some logitech and microsoft mice that are $100 or more (MX Revolution for one!) And people bitching about the mouse, did you even read the specs? it does everything a regular mouse does, except it touch based instead of having the actual buttons... i think that is freakin cool!

Apple gets a lot of its media attention from places like CNBC which pump them all the time. In fact CNBC the other day had Apples new products on the show to demonstrate, and hardly ever mention Windows, except when they attempt to trash it.

Most of the hosts on CNBC are Apple fanboys. They like to drive up stock prices of stocks they own, and trash the competition to those stocks.

Product emphasis on TV networks are largely based on who's advertising on said networks. Just because they hawk Apple products all the time doesn't mean they actually use them.

Whilst i wouldn't say 'Gatecrash' the timing is bang on the money to divert some attention away from the launch of Win 7.
Some interesting updates there but i've already pre-ordered my copy of Win 7 and i'll be happy with that as well as busy installing it on our business PCs/Macs.

It does not matter how many products Apple bring out before or after the release date of Windows 7 I would never swop my PC for a MAC. Sorry MAC lovers, don't get me wrong I used to support MAC and PC every day in my other job... they are easy to fix, the OS is easy to use but I would always use a PC over a MAC any day.

The only thing keeping me away from Macs is the ridiculous price. However with new models of Mini's it's at least achievable since I don't have desktop publishing or video editing needs. Clearly a Mini isn't cut out for such work. Mac Book Pro's are a more reliable yet portable option there. The Jobsian forces that be have finally seen the light and learned that you can't charge that F'in much for hardware that specs out in the PC world to about 1/3 the cost.

Woah, GREAT updates here! And just in time for my iMac update! I just ordered myself the quad-core 27" with 8GB of memory with a very nice rebate (a little more than the student discount) :)
So the specs are about 4 times better than my 3 years old iMac... good job!

Lol I didn't change anything related to the mouse : I really want to try out the Magic Mouse, and it's coming automatically with it.

I didn't like the Mighty Mouse at all. The 360 degrees scrollbar was really nice, but the rest of the mouse just couldn't cut it. I bought an MX1100 instead, now we're talking. I'll see how this Magic Mouse is!

"so like what is up with the battery on the new mouse is it rechargable do you need to use normal batteries how is it changed, how does it charge.... they left this out."

The batteries ala=Apple are not interchangable. You'll have to send in your Magic Mouse to get new batteries.

Actually, all kinding aside. I like the mouse. Not an A[[;e fan by any means but I like the concept and I'm sure the PC world will soon offer such a mouse....

Wow, that mouse is sexy... I like that a lot... Though the lack of a wheel would annoy me a bit and I'm sure the battery life is unrealistic (When is it ever accurate)... It is very sexy...

Hmm i'm more interested in the macbook pros with i7 but this makes the macbook pro 13" look a little stupid with the macbook having the exact same specifications and costing much less.

So they can't even get the GT1xx or GT2xx in their updated machines? It is sad and especially since their bootcamp drivers are really just getting the boot. Manufacturer provided drivers are far better than the likes of Apple's BootCamp

To be honest with you, I'd rather have an ATI card. I've never been an ATI fan (all my computers since 2000 have had nvidia cards) but looks like they're doing a lot better than nvidia lately

Brendando said,
Lol, what is "new news" then? :P.

wait...wait...Apple figuring out how to put one in to a MAC? maybe?

Perfect mouse + Perfect machine to run Windows 7! :)

Disclaimer: I own a brand new iMac (don't you hate when you buy something just before a new version is released???) and will definitely buy the new Magic Mouse. It runs Win7 far better than any other machine I own, except for the iSight driver.

I also own another 5 PCs.

I wish they'd added Blu-Ray as an option in the iMacs. It would have made it a tougher call between itself and a Dell.

if Apple release a tablet on Oct 22nd, then yes this would be gratecrashing...... but thest are kind of pathetic attempts to steal some thunder

Um... These updates aren't actually that interesting. I would not call this "gatecrashing," though it is an "attempt" - a not very good one at that.

Now Apple suddenly releasing OS X 10.7 would be closer to gatecrashing.

zagor said,
what's up with the mice naming really? mighty mouse? magic mouse?

I think they dropped the name "Mighty Mouse" over some sort of trademark/patent dispute. I'm not sure on that though.

Nighthawk64 said,
I think they dropped the name "Mighty Mouse" over some sort of trademark/patent dispute. I'm not sure on that though.

Wasn't there a super hero?

I can't see this having much of an impact on the windows launch, as most people who wanted it preordered it already and those waiting to buy a new computer might just look at the price tags and figure it out there...

Well. I just checked out the video about the new iMac.. its a nice video don't get me wrong, but my question is, is it really worth to showcase just a minor hardware upgrade as if they were showcasing a new concept car? I dunno.. this whole OLED tech they have used. Yes its great, but then again, its not your tech, so stop talking about it as if it is!

The only thing that looks nice is the res. of both iMacs which are 1080p and 1440p. For the latter, I rather buy a Dell Monitor, which is more economic, and will expose me the amazing 1600p quality for fewer price.

i kinda like the tactile feedback from the traditional mouse.

There is so much information that can be received in the human body with tactile feedback, offloading all of that information to be verified through sight is not only straining its annoying!

The 27" iMac sounds nice, but I'd still more likely go for a i7 base unit and seperate display. The magic mouse on the other hand sounded interesting before launch but not so much now. Pretty dumb having a different set of gestures between their trackpads and the mouse. You can see why, but a pain to have to change gestures depending whether you're using you desktop or notebook. Thing the multi-touch Wacom Bamboo is a better solution.

so like what is up with the battery on the new mouse is it rechargable do you need to use normal batteries how is it changed, how does it charge.... they left this out.

Magically make the one button DISAPPEAR!
When are we getting the multitouch keyboard? Surrounded by slabs of glass. I don't think I care for that.

What's the use of prototypes?

The Mighty Mouse is available NOW. The best mouse is the one you can actually use. Not one that might never see production.

dewaaz said,
What's the use of prototypes?

The Mighty Mouse is available NOW. The best mouse is the one you can actually use. Not one that might never see production.

The point is that Apple is claiming they are the first to think of it...or what many will think Apple thinks. Its not an Apple innovation but many will claim it is as well.

Just because someone releases something first...doesnt mean its the best.

techbeck said,

The point is that Apple is claiming they are the first to think of it...or what many will think Apple things. Its an Apple innovation but many will claim it is as well.

Just because someone releases something first...doesnt mean its the best.


YAY!

techbeck said,
The point is that Apple is claiming they are the first to think of it...or what many will think Apple thinks. Its not an Apple innovation but many will claim it is as well.

They're not claiming that at all. They are the one who put it in mainstream production. Prototypes isn't something that will do anyone any good today.

Umm you realize that prototype is from the beginning of this month yet apple already has one thats out in production? So somehow if Microsoft only currently has a prototype and Apple has one out I'm pretty sure logic dictates that apple did it first.

Edrick Smith said,
Umm you realize that prototype is from the beginning of this month yet apple already has one thats out in production? So somehow if Microsoft only currently has a prototype and Apple has one out I'm pretty sure logic dictates that apple did it first.

that is too much logic...

Edrick Smith said,
Umm you realize that prototype is from the beginning of this month yet apple already has one thats out in production? So somehow if Microsoft only currently has a prototype and Apple has one out I'm pretty sure logic dictates that apple did it first.

To give MS credit, we don't know how long they've been working on those prototypes, nor how long Apple was working on theirs.

Look, at the end of the day, Apple has a working product, IN PRODUCTION. And going by Apple's standards, it will be a product that works well.

If the competitors are still working on prototypes, then Apple can claim to be the first out on the market with this product.

Nuff said. @ MS fanboys: PM me for tissues.

The mouse looks cool - it's alot like the prototypes MS just showed off, but Apple beat them to market with it. Otherwise...it's kinda non-news for a PC guy like me...

Looks smart just not sure it's going to be worth it. You seem to basically get back/forward and scroll which any mouse already does. No pinch zoom, big mistake.

JonathanMarston said,
The mouse looks cool - it's alot like the prototypes MS just showed off, but Apple beat them to market with it. Otherwise...it's kinda non-news for a PC guy like me...

This is why Microsoft should start creating its own PC hardware as well!.. they do a darn good job with their current hardware!

Oh society how you have failed us. Why must everything turn into a debate between Apple / Microsoft, Democrats / Republicans, Religious / Non-Religious its like watching a bunch of 5 year olds fight over pokemon cards and for the record Apples earnings were just released and oh look they're doing pretty damn well and Snow Leopard sales are doing just fine also great in fact. As far as people saying its failing because of the guest bug guess what, what was Vista? Point is quit bitching and taking everything so personal because your beloved "insert your side here" had an alternative side that did something else.

And there you go again my point was Vista was known by everyone as one of the biggest failures by Microsoft next to Millennium edition. You guys seriously need to find better things to do than bitch about OS X vs. Windows maybe go spend the day with your girlfriend or wife?

Edrick Smith said,
Oh society how you have failed us. Why must everything turn into a debate between Apple / Microsoft, Democrats / Republicans, Religious / Non-Religious its like watching a bunch of 5 year olds fight over pokemon cards and for the record Apples earnings were just released and oh look they're doing pretty damn well and Snow Leopard sales are doing just fine also great in fact. As far as people saying its failing because of the guest bug guess what, what was Vista? Point is quit bitching and taking everything so personal because your beloved "insert your side here" had an alternative side that did something else.

So you call all of us 5 years old for having a debate and saying we are bitching as well? Ummm, hypocrite much? Seems you are doing the same thing bitching at the people having a debate.

You dont like it? Then move on and stop bitching like a 5yr old.

Vista is perfectly fine currently, it had a rough start just like XP did back in 2001 with drivers and 3rd party support. The difference here with Snow Leopard is that Apple always bashes MS for their faults but when Apple has them it's excused because MS makes them too? Be fair.

Edrick Smith said,
And there you go again my point was Vista was known by everyone as one of the biggest failures by Microsoft next to Millennium edition. You guys seriously need to find better things to do than bitch about OS X vs. Windows maybe go spend the day with your girlfriend or wife?


Yes, you're right...the failure that is Vista has more marketshare than OS X. Says a ton about OS X, doesn't it.
What was your point again..?

Mega Goatlord said,
Yes, you're right...the failure that is Vista has more marketshare than OS X. Says a ton about OS X, doesn't it.
What was your point again..?

It had nothing to do with market share, that's for sure. Keywords here: "was known as". Windows Me was known as a failure but that still sold well.

The point is you debate about every little thing every single time sometime from Apple comes out and there's a different between debating which is with actual facts and then just bitching and pulling stuff out of your rear end. I've never seen an intellectual "debate" on here it's always a bunch of fan boys from either side bitching and moaning anytime someone releases something. More so the Windows users towards Apple users, as soon as apple releases anything and anyone from the apple camp says its awesome you got windows users here bashing them for their opinion saying they're brainwashed.

Edrick Smith said,
The point is you debate about every little thing every single time sometime from Apple comes out and there's a different between debating which is with actual facts and then just bitching and pulling stuff out of your rear end. I've never seen an intellectual "debate" on here it's always a bunch of fan boys from either side bitching and moaning anytime someone releases something. More so the Windows users towards Apple users, as soon as apple releases anything and anyone from the apple camp says its awesome you got windows users here bashing them for their opinion saying they're brainwashed.

Dont like it, move on. No one is forcing you to read and comment.

Edrick Smith said,
The point is you debate about every little thing every single time sometime from Apple comes out and there's a different between debating which is with actual facts and then just bitching and pulling stuff out of your rear end. I've never seen an intellectual "debate" on here it's always a bunch of fan boys from either side bitching and moaning anytime someone releases something. More so the Windows users towards Apple users, as soon as apple releases anything and anyone from the apple camp says its awesome you got windows users here bashing them for their opinion saying they're brainwashed.

Explain me how an intellectual debate between a Mac User vs Windows User should be?

People could actually give valid information and facts to back up their opinions rather than seeing who can shout the loudest to prove how big their e-penis is?

Brendando said,
People could actually give valid information and facts to back up their opinions rather than seeing who can shout the loudest to prove how big their e-penis is?

Bingo trust me many other tech sites have these kinds of conversations instead of blatant bashing and attacks based off of personal opinions.

Edrick Smith said,
Bingo trust me many other tech sites have these kinds of conversations instead of blatant bashing and attacks based off of personal opinions.

Bing trust me, all these tech sites you mention have a lot of false information. Just like the CNet review of Window 7 vs. Snow Leopard. You call that a good debate? That's just fanboys in disguise.

Edrick Smith said,
And there you go again my point was Vista was known by everyone as one of the biggest failures by Microsoft next to Millennium edition. You guys seriously need to find better things to do than bitch about OS X vs. Windows maybe go spend the day with your girlfriend or wife?

Vista was certainly a failure, no argument there, but I would gladly choose vista over any of the overpriced, non-enthusiast friendly apple crapola.

"think different" you say? well anyone who can "think" on their own is intelligent enough to stay away from apple.

James Riske said,
Vista was certainly a failure, no argument there, but I would gladly choose vista over any of the overpriced, non-enthusiast friendly apple crapola.

"think different" you say? well anyone who can "think" on their own is intelligent enough to stay away from apple.


Lol..

Well Vista wasn't a failure, the Media just made it seem like that. Guess what, the Media is making Swine Flu sound serious too, what lies.

Don't trust the Media. Try Vista, or "Mojave" for yourself.

Edrick Smith said,
Which is why I usually don't comment however just as you're free to voice your opinion I'm free to voice mine.

Yes, but I voice my opinions without calling others 5 year olds. There is a difference.

Why is everything about Windows 7? Apple will have had these products in their pipeline for quite some time, just like the products they release in 2010 will've had to have been in their pipeline for several years. They can't just release products on a whim to "gatecrash" the launch of a product, which, although positive for current users of PCs, is hardly going to have a large impact on Mac users; just as Snow Leopard is unlikely to encourage a whole host of switchers to Mac.

$399 Mac Minis would have been gatecrashing. I don't think the Windows 7 launch will be affected by this. :P

and yet no one will see or care bout the NEW apple stuff but the apple fan boys... not till they put it on TV that is... and then it's more brainwashing for the masses...

Flae_qui said,
and yet no one will see or care bout the NEW apple stuff but the apple fan boys... not till they put it on TV that is... and then it's more brainwashing for the masses...


Other than the iPod, I can't recall the last time I saw an actual Mac product in an Apple commercial. Most of them are just childish mudslinging.

What's so new to these products that Apple can advertise it based on the fact that it's new? I don't see anything special here. The specs on their systems are still nothing and charge you way too much for that nothing.

Mega Goatlord said,
Other than the iPod, I can't recall the last time I saw an actual Mac product in an Apple commercial. Most of them are just childish mudslinging.


That's very true. Apple hasn't tried advertising their actual PC products for years.

funny, Apple probably feels threatened for all the good press and reviews 7 is getting. Typical form for them to do this if that really is their intent. Kinda surprised they didnt stick with the adverts and start bashing Windows 7

techbeck said,
funny, Apple probably feels threatened for all the good press and reviews 7 is getting. Typical form for them to do this if that really is their intent. Kinda surprised they didnt stick with the adverts and start bashing Windows 7


Considering their new OS release is going over like a turd in a punchbowl, I don't think they are ready to start trying to take shots at Win7 quite yet.

I'm sure the ads will start next week, saying something like, "Windows 7 has only been out one week and has surpassed OS X in market-share."

Mega Goatlord said,
Considering their new OS release is going over like a turd in a punchbowl, I don't think they are ready to start trying to take shots at Win7 quite yet.

Havnt kept up on how Snow Leopard is doing. Funny they are having problems with it tho.

New Windows releases have never impacted Apple's sales. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is selling very well, so I don't see why Apple would feel particularly threatened by Windows 7. There was a whole article about that few days ago posted here on the main page I believe.

techbeck said,
Havnt kept up on how Snow Leopard is doing. Funny they are having problems with it tho.


Well, if you decide to check it out, log into the guest account and watch the magic happen.

Mega Goatlord said,
Well, if you decide to check it out, log into the guest account and watch the magic happen.

Yea, got a good laugh out of that.

Mega Goatlord said,
Well, if you decide to check it out, log into the guest account and watch the magic happen.

as magical as the magic mouse?

none of these new releases excite me in the slightest way, people are excited about W7, not some new way for apple to rip you off

Depends on whether or not you enjoy the products that Apple are using to "rip you off". Plenty of people seem happy enough to be "ripped off".

Simon said,
Depends on whether or not you enjoy the products that Apple are using to "rip you off". Plenty of people seem happy enough to be "ripped off".


For the life of me, I can't understand why Mac users get excited about new Apple releases. Basically, every 6 months you get a big kick in the nuts telling you that your entire iAppliance is outdated. Real exciting.

Simon said,
Which is different from other companies updating hardware and software...


Tell me...without reading a tech manual, or any type of forum, nothing of that sort...how would you go about upgrading the video card in the iMac? Or the processor? Add a hard drive? Can you add blu-ray yourself? Because I can do any of that on the desktop I'm posting this on, in less than 10 minutes.

.Neo said,
New Windows releases have never impacted Apple's sales. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is selling very well, so I don't see why Apple would feel particularly threatened by Windows 7. There was a whole article about that few days ago posted here on the main page I believe.

You are wrong. Funnily enough, new Windows releases has always seen a surge in Apple sales as well.

Apple has also had their best quarter ever, Microsoft one of their worst (as far as growth is concerned).

Mega Goatlord said,
Tell me...without reading a tech manual, or any type of forum, nothing of that sort...how would you go about upgrading the video card in the iMac? Or the processor? Add a hard drive? Can you add blu-ray yourself? Because I can do any of that on the desktop I'm posting this on, in less than 10 minutes.

s'pose congratulations are in order then.

.Neo said,
New Windows releases have never impacted Apple's sales. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is selling very well, so I don't see why Apple would feel particularly threatened by Windows 7. There was a whole article about that few days ago posted here on the main page I believe.


"Selling very well"

Hmmmmmmm.

Mega Goatlord said,
Tell me...without reading a tech manual, or any type of forum, nothing of that sort...how would you go about upgrading the video card in the iMac? Or the processor? Add a hard drive? Can you add blu-ray yourself? Because I can do any of that on the desktop I'm posting this on, in less than 10 minutes.

You should compare like-for-like. It'd probably be quicker for me to change the graphics card in a Mac Pro than it would a normal computer, actually, as the Mac Pro has no screws to remove.

PureLegend said,
You should compare like-for-like. It'd probably be quicker for me to change the graphics card in a Mac Pro than it would a normal computer, actually, as the Mac Pro has no screws to remove.


Yes, comparing a $2500+ workstation is exactly the same as upgrading a $1k home system. You're right, I don't know what I was thinking, making a comparison between the personal-use product lines.

The iMac is for (essentially) home use, so I'll compare it to my desktop, which is for...wait for it...home use. Unless you have a Mac Pro workstation in your den, which I'm guessing you don't. I know you'd like to spin this, but face the reality; the iMac is a immobile laptop mounted on a stick, with a large display, and the upgrade path is laughable in comparison to even the most budget PC/Windows systems.

Tom W said,
Tweaked the title slightly, so it doesn't offend :)


Actually you should get rid of the gatecrash wording totally. I come to this site to avoid bashing like what appleinsider does.

blachole said,
That's racist..

How's that racist?

last I checked we are talking about computers, right? Oh wait the white case is cheaper than the black case?

majortom1981 said,
Actually you should get rid of the gatecrash wording totally. I come to this site to avoid bashing like what appleinsider does.

You come for Apple bashing instead??

I can't stand reading the comments on Appleinside (good article though, with a fanboy twinge I can accept), the comments here at neowin are only slightly better.

A mouse with no scroll wheel and still one button? Still a dumb idea Apple! The 'Magic' in it is how they can still get people to buy something like that for so much money. Maybe the Onion was right; eventually they will release a laptop with just a big giant button/wheel in the center.

devHead said,
A mouse with no scroll wheel and still one button? Still a dumb idea Apple! The 'Magic' in it is how they can still get people to buy something like that for so much money. Maybe the Onion was right; eventually they will release a laptop with just a big giant button/wheel in the center.

Thats Apple for ya. They sacrifice functionality for looks.

devHead said,
A mouse with no scroll wheel and still one button? Still a dumb idea Apple! The 'Magic' in it is how they can still get people to buy something like that for so much money. Maybe the Onion was right; eventually they will release a laptop with just a big giant button/wheel in the center.

Uh, what would you need the scrool wheel on that multitouch mouse for? Did you watch the video?

Jugalator said,
Uh, what would you need the scrool wheel on that multitouch mouse for? Did you watch the video?

They still will rather have something look cool than it to actually have things users want. Look at the iPhone and everything it CANNOT do that phones have been doing for YEARS.

Personally, I think the multi-touch features are far superior to anything else. At least judging from the video. I've obviously not used it.

The scrolling looks much nicer than using a scroll wheel.

What do you need more than one button for?

Right-click = tap with two fingers
Scroll = slide fingers

Why have things you don't need?

I use multi-touch on my macbook pro and it's extremely intuitive and practical - much better than having physical buttons.

Shame the magic mouse gestures are different to the track pad ones. Plus you don't get any expose gestures or pinch zoome. So good idea, but no. Think something like the Wacom Bamboo multi-touch tablet is a more sensible approach.

dewaaz said,
What do you need more than one button for?

Right-click = tap with two fingers
Scroll = slide fingers

Why have things you don't need?

I use multi-touch on my macbook pro and it's extremely intuitive and practical - much better than having physical buttons.


Then Macbook Wheel will be perfect for you!

Jugalator said,
Uh, what would you need the scrool wheel on that multitouch mouse for? Did you watch the video?

Why would you watch the video. That might change their minds, much better to bash out some weak criticism. Don't forget where you are, serious discussion is not rewarded here.

dewaaz said,
What do you need more than one button for?

Right-click = tap with two fingers
Scroll = slide fingers

Why have things you don't need?

I use multi-touch on my macbook pro and it's extremely intuitive and practical - much better than having physical buttons.


You still can't right click easily with the mouse. Tell someone to right click that icon, they will be stumped.

Apple, just going back in time, they have no clue what they're doing.

techbeck said,
They still will rather have something look cool than it to actually have things users want. Look at the iPhone and everything it CANNOT do that phones have been doing for YEARS.

I know right... it bombed so bad because it doesn't do all this stuff that users want so desperately. I mean, it didn't cause a multi-billion dollar surplus with 7.2 million sales or anything.

Sure, you can argue that people are stupid and will buy stupid things, but it clearly does things that are of primary concern to people.

Simon said,
Personally, I think the multi-touch features are far superior to anything else. At least judging from the video. I've obviously not used it.

The scrolling looks much nicer than using a scroll wheel.


Tell me about it -- I'm obsessed by the multitouch pad on my laptop now, haha. These things grow onto you fast as you get used to them.

techbeck said,
They still will rather have something look cool than it to actually have things users want. Look at the iPhone and everything it CANNOT do that phones have been doing for YEARS.

Why did you reply to me? I'm just talking about the scroll wheel and the lack of need for one. What does iPhones and their features have to do with the new multitouch feature on this mouse? How do you know a number of users do not want multitouch features for a mouse?

I posted above but I'll add a comment here. Just because they have gatecrashed doesn't mean it is successful or whatever else you Windows users think the author is implying by using the word gatecrashed.

Gatecrash: To go to a social event to which you are not invited, or for which you have not paid.

Do you think Microsoft wanted Apple to release new products 2 days before their new OS is released? No. Hence why Apple has "gatecrashed" the Windows release.

I can just see a lot of people pushing too hard and clicking constantly instead of scrolling or whatever else they're trying to do with the touch features. Maybe they'll make it so you have to push just a little harder to get the button to click so that they won't have accidently clicks instead of gestures.

Jugalator said,
Yes, that one was the most impressive IMHO. I got a "why didn't anyone think of this" feeling when watching it. :)

Microsoft did think if it...just hasnt released one in to production yet.

dogmai said,
I can just see a lot of people pushing too hard and clicking constantly instead of scrolling or whatever else they're trying to do with the touch features. Maybe they'll make it so you have to push just a little harder to get the button to click so that they won't have accidently clicks instead of gestures.

Have you used the Mighty Mouse? Same thing, it'd be hard to click instead of scroll.

Examinus said,
I want a Magic Mouse!


Yup gotta give credit to apple their.. That is a new innovation. I still think macs are too expensive though..

Multitouch on my MacBook Pro makes so much sense I'm jumping at the Magic Mouse. I'm going to try it out in a store first, but it does look really nice, and without a ball that gets all crapped up!

techbeck said,
Microsoft did think if it...just hasnt released one in to production yet.

Ha, nice one. Don't worry, Microsoft will bring out there version next year, to go along with their new mp3 player, sold in their new store, possibly along with a Microsoft phone or Microsoft tablet. They sure are great innovators.

Examinus said,
I want a Magic Mouse!


ONLY ONE BUTTON.

Really? No right clicking? Apple learns nothing.

And, my mouse battery lasts over 4 months, so yea, Apple must really be innovating

andrewbares said,
ONLY ONE BUTTON.

Really? No right clicking? Apple learns nothing.


It does have right click, as did the Mighty Mouse.

andrewbares said,
ONLY ONE BUTTON.

Really? No right clicking? Apple learns nothing.

And, my mouse battery lasts over 4 months, so yea, Apple must really be innovating ;)

Its a multi-touch mouse. Ignorance and lack of reading before posting FTL

I dont call this gatecrashing. You still cant get a core 2 quad ore core i5 in an apple machine for under $2000.

Plus if you want this new mouse you have to pay $69

Gatecrash: To go to a social event to which you are not invited, or for which you have not paid

Do you think Microsoft wanted Apple to release new products 2 days before their new OS is released? No. Hence why Apple has "gatecrashed".

bdsams said,
they are taking headlines away from MS, this wasnt an accident that they happened to launch new products this week


Those are new products??? Nothing special. Hardly gonna take any headlines away from MS. Of course they have to release something but because they have nothing to show, they just update a couple products and try to push it off on people again. The mouse is nothing special either.

How isn't the mouse something special? I've never seen anything like it on the market...

The rest is pretty unexciting. But I'm ready to order a Magic Mouse right now.

Simon said,
How isn't the mouse something special? I've never seen anything like it on the market...


...ummmm... because it's 70 bucks?

RAID 0 said,
...ummmm... because it's 70 bucks?


I spent over $100.00 on the mouse I am using right now, well worth it too

bdsams said,
I spent over $100.00 on the mouse I am using right now, well worth it too


For a gaming mouse, I'd spend that much... on a mouse that comes bundled with the MacPro and iMac... no thanks.

RAID 0 said,
For a gaming mouse, I'd spend that much... on a mouse that comes bundled with the MacPro and iMac... no thanks.

Yeah, I'll stick with my Razer Lachesis. $60.

Got the MX Revolution. Been using it for years - great mouse. Loved it so much I ended up buying a few of them for each of my computers / laptops.

Tim Dawg said,
Got the MX Revolution. Been using it for years - great mouse. Loved it so much I ended up buying a few of them for each of my computers / laptops.

I just bought another one to replace my old one. the scroll wheel stopped workin...

I too still have my MX Revolution, it's robust, comfortable and is great for design work. Even my Razer Copperhead, it pales in comparison.

Scirwode

CrossCheck said,
I just bought another one to replace my old one. the scroll wheel stopped workin...

That's 'cause you spun it too much--it's just so fun I'm on my third MXR!