Earlier today, we told you that Apple was looking to discontinue the Magic Mouse in favor for the Magic Trackpad. This report was based off an inside source confirming that Apple was phasing out the Magic Mouse’s part number from its inventory.
Our source in Apple inventory has followed up with us, and it appears that Apple has instead discontinued the Magic Mouse’s old part number in favor for a new one. This move may indicate an update to the Magic Mouse, with the most logical prediction being better integration with advanced gestures in OS X Lion.
We apologize for sounding the alarm too early, but it looks as though the Magic Mouse isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This is good news for the many people that still prefer a physical mouse to Apple’s Magic Trackpad.
It’s a rare occurrence for Apple to totally discontinue a part number for a product, so we can only assume that there’s something different planned for the Magic Mouse. It would be nice to see an updated mouse with support for some of the more complicated gestures in Lion.