FCC filings for new Apple mouse and keyboard revealed

The past month or so has seen a fair few rumors flying about regarding new Apple computers (iMacs, MacBooks and even Mac minis), some of which are supposed to be packing redesigned peripherals. Engadget has just earlier revealed the FCC filings for said input devices, confirming the existence of both the mouse and keyboard.

The revamped mouse and keyboard are touting the model numbers of A1296 and A1314 respectively, compared to the old A1197 and A1255; unfortunately, that's as juicy as details get, as Jobs and the gang will want to make their usual launch event as surprising as possible. It's expected that the mouse will bring with it new multitouch features, potentially doing away with the old scrolling nub, which has received many complaints from those who use it. The new features fall in line with previous multitouch mouse rumors, and would make sense considering the gestures available on Apple's portable line of hardware. Another interesting point to mention is that Steve Jobs himself is said to be leading the development of the new mouse, in addition to the rumor that he's lead on the supposed Apple tablet project, apparently launching early next year.

If you follow Apple rumors at all, you'll know that the new computers are rumored to be launching in a couple weeks, so we'll see how that goes in terms of trustworthiness. Lastly, we've included the FCC images of the two devices, for you to peruse.

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Mav Phoenix said,
A 2 button mouse, and then claiming they invented it.


No way, you mean you can right click?? Epic!!!!

I think I just farted, like that guy above, LOL.

Huh? When did they ever claim they invented the right click? I wouldn't be surprised if they invented contextual menus though.

Well if their keyboard and mouse incorporate some kind of multitouch support, I would agree that it was reinvented, as I know no other similar product right now.

Nooo it will be a mouse that acts like a Wii remote when lifted, which they clearly invented.


...Oh wait Logitech already did this.

PsykX said,
Huh? When did they ever claim they invented the right click? I wouldn't be surprised if they invented contextual menus though.


uh no, context menu's first showed up in SmallTalk by Xerox.....

I liked the actual keyboard. In fact, I love it. I have the wired one with the keypad though, but it's awesome. I even have a hard time using the ones at school now, with those thick buttons and all.

About the mouse, well they have to change the wired and wireless one obviously. The Mighty Mouse isn't too bad, but it does not deserve the Apple logo behind it. The 360 degrees ball was innovative and worked like a charm, I really loved it. But once it got dirty enough, I started swearing at it. The comfort for the hand is also something to revise, and while we're at it, get rid of the optical and please use laser.

I hope it comes with the next iMac, because I'm selling mine to buy a new one and I obviously want innovation in it, especially because this part needed to.

Yea, I need my number pad too. Also I love my mighty mouse but hate the scrollwheel how dated it feels. Also gets rather dirty.

I hope the rumors are true about it being aluminum. It could be so nice :)

Yeah, I actually really like my Apple keyboard (like you the wired one with the numpad). It's only because the key bases are so shallow and they take very little effort to press much like a laptop keyboard... the only other keyboard I used that is as comfortable to type on as this one is Logitech's DiNovo Edge which is about twice the price.

Xero said,
Yea, I need my number pad too. Also I love my mighty mouse but hate the scrollwheel how dated it feels. Also gets rather dirty.

I hope the rumors are true about it being aluminum. It could be so nice :)

The first thing came to my head with those images are aliens.

powerade01 said,
And no source (when we clearly see there is a original source in the pictures).....

Yeah no source.. except for the link in the article itself. I take it you're not used to Neowin's writing style...

That looks so much better than my MX Revolution. Compared to that, the MX only looks useful for some kind of buttplug...

The MX revolution will gives you much more comfort and pleasure to use though,
which is funny as you referred to it as a buttplug :P

hmm how do they put multitouch features on a mouse... i mean how are you supposed to hold it when your doing the pinching and the twirling and whatever.... and how are you supposed to not make it think you did a gesture everytime you held the mouse...

Will it be as much of a laughing stock as the Mighty Mouse?

I guess the joke is on me as I actually paid money for one (actual money) when they first came out.

The mighty mouse is the most unergonomic piece of crap ever invented (excluding the ****ty puck mouse before it).

What about the MacBook Wheel laptop? Now that's innovation, kids! Just one big wheel/button in the center; nothing could be easier. Check it out here.

It's amazing that Apple calls their mouse "mighty" when they still only put one physical button on it. Two would be confusing, I suppose. Just ask the Windows users of the world who are overwhelmed by which button they need to click.

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