Apple introduces world’s first wireless multi-touch “Magic Mouse”.
Apple delivers minimalist design with no buttons, scroll wheels or “nipples” on display. Instead, the entire top of the aluminum-based mouse is a seamless hard acrylic multi-touch surface that lets users navigate using the finger gestures made popular on other Apple devices, such as the iPod touch, iPhone and Macbook trackpads.
Touch-sensitive surface enables familiar mouse controls: left and right mouse buttons, full 360 degree scrolling. Bottomline, the whole surface is, in fact, a clickable button like the original clear Apple mouse.
However, does not pinch zoom – instead, a screen zoom is accomplished by holding the Control key on the keyboard down while scrolling with one finger. Swiping across the touch surface with two fingers lets users flip through web pages in Safari or photos in iPhoto. You can also add custom touch controls.
The new Magic Mouse will be included with every new iMac and is available separately for $69 USD.