Cult of Mac claims that a previously reliable source told them that Magic Mouse inventory is not being replenished at Apple Stores. From this, they say that the Magic Mouse will soon be discontinued.
The move would make sense given that OS X Lion is heavily gesture based, but it also does not make sense for a couple of reasons.
OS X Lion still supports the touch-capable Magic Mouse and it is the perfect option from Apple for those who are not a fan of many gestures…or for those desktop users that are learning gestures.
From what we have seen, stock of the Magic Mouse appears to be pretty normal at online retailers such as Amazon. We also haven’t heard anything out of our stock channels, so we are a bit skeptical. It still would not be completely surprising for the company who killed the optical drive to the kill the mouse.
Update: We’ve heard from one untested Central European source that Magic Mice supplies are constrained, but can’t draw any conclusions based on that.
Update 2: Cult of Mac says the Magic Mouse has been resurrected.
Update 3: The part number for the Magic Mouse is not discontinued. A refresh is certainly possible but it likely is not imminent.
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