Linked by Adam S on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 13:10 UTC, submitted by meianoite
Apple In a move sure to spark tons of heated "toldja so" debates, Apple has released a new mouse, Yahoo reports. Aptly named Mighty Mouse, it got a touch-sensitive top shell which works like left/right buttons, a pair of force-sensing side buttons, and a 360-degree scroll button which doubles as the third button.
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Finally get this out of their system
by thavith_osn on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 08:57 UTC
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I'm a Machead, have been since 84...

I'm one of these sad individuals that loves most things Apple does, not sure why, probably religious more than anything else.

Here's the thing. I have never liked Apples mice since the iMac (bondi) came out. The puck was less than inviting, and their transparent mice are not much better, I gave one away rather than use it. I love MS's mice, have for ages.

I'm hoping the new mouse from Apple will be as good, if not better than the Intellimouse, but that will be a big ask IMHO...

By the way, the best thing about all this is that Apple has finally moved away from a one button mouse. The Mac OS has been a two button OS for a long time, since contextual menus came in around OS 8 I guess... I have never understood how pressing the Control key wasn't considered a second button (just not on the mouse), I've had sales guys tell me how pressing the control key was intuitive and easy... Anyway, coding in cocoa won't change all that much, it has support for multibuttons, always has...

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