Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse.jpg
ManufacturerApple Inc.
Foxconn (contract manufacturer)
TypeMulti-touch clear acrylic surface with laser tracking mouse
Release dateOctober 13, 2015; 6 years ago (2015-10-13) (updated August 2021)
Operating systemMac OS X El Capitan v 10.11 and higher
System on a chip32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3
CPUST Microelectronics STM32F103VB @ 72 MHz
InputMulti-touch mouse
ConnectivityBluetooth 3.0+EDR, Lightning connector
PowerRecyclable rechargeable Li-Po battery (1986 mAh)
Dimensions
  • 2.16 cm × 5.71 cm × 11.35 cm
  • (0.85 in × 2.25 in × 4.47 in)
Mass0.22 lb (99 g)
PredecessorMagic Mouse
Related articlesMagic Trackpad 2
Magic Keyboard
Websitewww.apple.com/magic-accessories
It has been suggested that this article be merged into Magic Mouse. (Discuss) Proposed since November 2021.

The Magic Mouse 2 (now known simply as the Magic Mouse, is a rechargeable wireless computer mouse developed and released by Apple Inc. under contract with partner Foxconn, and is enabled by Bluetooth.

Magic Mouse features a multi-touch acrylic surface for scrolling and detecting gestures, and a lightning connector located on the bottom surface.

Apple mouse features

Apple released the product on October 13, 2015, it is similar to its predecessor as a Bluetooth-enabled mouse with the key difference being that it is powered not by AA batteries, but by a rechargeable internal battery.[1] The mouse is compatible with Apple Macintosh desktop and laptop computers running OS X El Capitan versions 10.11 and higher and iPad tablets running iPadOS 13.4 or higher.

The mouse features a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and Lightning connector for charging and pairing.[2] Unlike other similar models, the Magic Mouse 2 has its charging connector on the bottom, and thus cannot be used during recharging.[3] The mouse uses an ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3 processor and includes the Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0.

Colours

The mouse originally came in two color variants: silver and space gray. However, the space gray variant was discontinued with the August 2021 update. More colors are available exclusively with the 2021 24” iMac. In March 2022, a black variant with a silver underside which was bundled with the newer Tower Mac Pro was also made available as a standalone purchase.

Summary of Magic Mouse A1657 variants
Name Magic Mouse 2 Magic Mouse
Model number A1657
Order numbers MLA02LL/A (Silver)
MRME2LL/A (Space Gray)
MK2E3AM/A (Silver)
Included accessories USB-A to Lightning Cable USB-C to Lightning Cable

Gestures

The following are the gestures which can be done using the Magic Mouse. Not all gestures are supported on all operating systems:

Criticism

The Magic Mouse 2 is unusable while charging
The Magic Mouse 2 is unusable while charging

The port for the Lightning Connector is located on the bottom of the mouse, which means that it is unable to be used while it is charging, a design choice that caused it to be poorly received by most outlets and reviewers.[4][5][6][7]

Other Apple complementary products

The Magic Mouse 2 was released alongside the Magic Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad 2 in October 2015 to help complete Apple's renewable initiative. Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 each have a fully rechargeable and recyclable lithium‑ion battery instead of alkaline batteries.[8]

Apple Mouse August 2021 revision

Apple updated the Magic Mouse in August 2021 alongside the iMac M1 updates. It appears that the only confirmed changes were a USB-C to Lightning cable, replacing the USB to Lightning Cable that was previously included, and a name change. Apple dropped the "2" from its name and is now known as Magic Mouse. The same product changes were applied to the Magic Trackpad as well.

With this update, the product page now specifically calls out "a month or more between charges", which was not previously specified, suggesting the battery capacity was increased as well.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Apple's New Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Force Touch Trackpad Are All Rechargeable". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Review: Apple's Magic Keyboard + Magic Trackpad 2 add precision and power, lose compatibility". Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Design before function: Apple Magic Mouse 2 can't be used while charging". Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Apple Magic Mouse 2". PCMAG. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  5. ^ "Review: Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2 open new doors for Mac". AppleInsider. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  6. ^ "Apple Magic Mouse 2 review: Mouse unable to conjure up any innovation". Macworld. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  7. ^ "The Sad Reality of the Magic Mouse 2". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  8. ^ "Mini-review: Apple's new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-12-11.

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