Printed from http://www.electronista.com

New Apple Bluetooth keyboard, mice teased at FCC

updated 01:55 pm EDT, Fri October 2, 2009

Apple's 2009 keyboard and mice

Apple's revamped Mighty Mouse and other peripheral changes were virtually confirmed today through a pair of new filings posted at the FCC. The entries for a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard both show unfamiliar model numbers (A1296 and A1314) and, in drawings that have since been modified, significant redesigns.

While the images don't provide full details of what will change, the keyboard image shows a design smaller still than the existing model. The mouse shows a more dramatic change and would have the mouse drop the existing ovoid shape in favor of a slightly more squared off design.

Apple's design was just earlier today rumored to be shedding its plastic white shell for an aluminum or aluminum-like body that may use touch gestures for scrolling instead of a clog-prone trackball. The IR remote may get a change to a similar design as well, and all of these may be intended for an upcoming iMac update that would prompt the cosmetic and ergonomic changes.

The FCC postings themselves have been unusual as the images were modified in a matter of minutes rather than hours or days, suggesting Apple considers the info particularly sensitive. [via Engadget]





By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News