Apple to get new Mighty Mouse; Keyboards?

The Apple news sites are buzzing with the latest patent filings from Apple suggesting an upcoming update to the Mighty Mouse.

The Apple news sites are buzzing with the latest patent filings from Apple suggesting an upcoming update to the Mighty Mouse. Just like nearly everyone I know that has owned a Mighty Mouse my experience with the device is that of extreme highs and low lows. Love, hate at its truest form. For all its amazing features, the Mighty Mouse has been the source of more than a few frustrations--most related to the nebulous scroll nub located between the left and right click areas. The new iteration of the Mighty Mouse, to my great delight, will do away with this gray ball of frustration and replace it with a more comforting multi-touch technology.

Engadget first discovered the patent filings which show new keyboard dimensions (smaller than the current, non-numerical pad version) and the move to multi-touch on the new Mighty Mouse, while AppleInsider is running with the rumor that Steve Jobs himself is heading up this latest update. Of course, with news of new iMacs on the way, these updates to Apple's essential peripheral devices make sense. The rest is speculation as some believe the new Mighty Mouse may share an aluminum casing that is now gracing most of the Mac lineup.

Multi-touch on the new Mighty Mouse? Image by Engadget

For more on Apple's recent patent filings, check out Dan Ackerman's story about a suspiciously tablet-esque device, now on Crave. What do you think about multi-touch on a mouse? Let us know in the comments!

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