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1983: The Lisa Mouse (Model A9M0050)

A year before the Macintosh was released, Apple’s Lisa introduced the concept of a GUI and mouse to Apple’s customers.
Often considered to be ahead of its time, the Lisa also offered protected memory, limited multitasking, hard disk support and more. Ultimately a failure, the Lisa was priced at $9,995.

1984: The Macintosh Mouse (Model M0100)

This is the mouse that put mice on the map.

Not unlike the Lisa mouse, the Macintosh Mouse featured a (now rubber, as opposed to steel) rollerball with a single, rectangle-shaped button in the center of its top. It connected to the original Macintosh via a DE–9 port, as it was before the ADB standard had been invented.

Originally beige, the Macintosh mouse came in Platinum after 1987.

1984: Apple Mouse IIc (Model M0100)

Just a few months after the Macintosh was released, the Apple IIc was introduced, bringing the mouse to the Apple II family. This mouse was a tad sleeker than the Macintosh mouse, and had a slightly different color. The IIc could use the mouse as a pointer or joystick, depending on what application was running at the time on the machine.

In 1988, the Mouse IIc was revamped, moving to the Platinum look.

1986: Apple Desktop Mouse (Model G5431/A9M0331)

Image via Dafydd Williams

With the same rectangular body as Apple’s previous peripherals, the original ADB mouse added Apple Desktop Bus to the mouse to ship alongside the Apple IIGS. Many users who were used to the old feel used this mouse for years to come, ignoring its successor that came in 1992.

1992: Apple Desktop Mouse II (Model M2706)

The ADB II mouse brought a radical redesign to Apple’s pointer device. Its rounded top and small profile made it feel much smaller than previous versions.

The Apple Desktop Mouse II would be the standard Apple mouse for just over 6 years, shipping with multiple lines of Macintosh computers.

A black version was produced and shipped with the Macintosh TV:

Image via Shrine of Apple

1998: Apple USB Mouse (Model M4848)

Here it is. The Hockey puck.

Shipped with the original iMac, this new mouse used USB, as the ADB standard was left out of the iMac by Steve Jobs and company, looking to move forward from legacy standards.

The translucent plastic housed a circuit board and two tone rollerball that could be seen easily. However, the perfectly round body often led to mistakes, as users would assume the mouse was in the correct orientation, even if it wasn’t. Apple later added a dimple to the mouse’s body to help users feel which direction the mouse was pointing.

As with previous Apple mice, the USB mouse featured a single button, that depressed in to the body when clicked.

Besides the shape, users also complained that the cable was too short on the USB mouse. Originally designed to be plugged in to the side of Apple’s new USB keyboard, notebook users found out the hard way that the cable was simply not long enough.

Mercifully, Apple put the USB Mouse and the company’s customer base out of their misery just two years later.

2000: Apple Pro Mouse (Model M5769)

After two years of suffering, The Apple Gods smiled upon the Users and the Pro Mouse was handed down from on high.
Literally. At Macworld 2000, Apple gave keynote attendees free mice.

Returning to an oblong body, the Pro Mouse was Apple’s first optical mouse, ditching the mechanical rollerball used by most manufactures at the time. It featured zero buttons. Rather, the front part of the mouse “settled” on to the underlying chassis, registering a click.

Originally released in black, the Pro Mouse’s body featured thick transparent acrylic, matching Apple’s PowerMac G4 Cube and other machines at the time.

Image via Shrine of Apple

Sadly, the Pro Mouse wasn’t perfect. Users still complained about the cord, which was still short and would fray after heavy use. (Apple included a USB extension cable for desktop users to help with the length issues.)

In 2003, Apple refreshed the mouse, fixing the cord strain issues, and dropping “Pro” from the name while moving from optical tracking to laser tracking. This model shipped with the Power Mac G4 Mirror Drive Door, Power Mac G5, eMac, and iMac G4 and G5. A Bluetooth model was also available.

2005: The Mighty Mouse (Model A1152)

In 2005, for the first time in its 22 years of making mice, Apple shipped a model with two buttons. Instead of using physical mechanisms, the Mighty Mouse featured touch-sensitive buttons. Like the Pro Mouse before it, the body of the mouse would respond to the click.

On the top, a free-spinning track ball allowed users to scroll in any direction. Over time, many users discovered that this ball would get gunky, rendering it useless without frequent cleaning. Two touch-sensitive areas on the side of the body could be squeezed for additional input.

OS X is the only operating system to fully support the Mighty Mouse.

2006–2009: The Wireless Mighty Mouse

In 2006, Apple added a Bluetooth model to the lineup, eventually replacing the wired version completely.

One year later, Apple revamped the mouse, changing the sides of the mouse to the same white as the top, ditching the gray.
On October 20, 2009, Apple was forced to rename the Mighty Mouse the Apple Mouse (part number MB112LL/A) due to legal issues regarding the name.

Whoops.

2009: The Magic Mouse (Model MB829LL/A)

In October 2009, Apple released the Multi-Touch Magic Mouse. Build on an aluminum base, this mouse’s curved top works as a single touch-sensitive area, with “zones” for right and left-clicking. Scrolling and gestures can be done using two fingers.
The following operating systems support the Magic Mouse:

  • Mac OS X v10.5.8, v10.6.23 or later with Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0. This update is essential for the Magic Mouse to work.
  • Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista using Boot Camp tools under Mac OS X. To work with Windows 7, Mac OS X Lion is required as the latest drivers are available only with a version of Boot Camp that is installable on Mac OS X Lion.

WAIT… THIS ISN’T A MOUSE…

Announced in July, 2010, the Magic Trackpad is roughly 75% larger than the trackpad found on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
Powered by two AA batteries hidden in the “hinge,” the entire Trackpad clicks, thanks to its two small rubber feet.
Unlike the Magic Mouse, the Magic Trackpad supports up to four-fingered gestures.

When ordering a new desktop Mac, customers can select a Magic Trackpad in place of a mouse at no additional charge. It can be used in conjunction with a mouse, however.

It requires OS X 10.6.4 or later.

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Apple Mouse IIe Vintage Desktop Apple II Macintosh Serial M0100 A2M2070 A2M4035

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Introduction: Retro Wireless Apple Mouse

It's been a while since we created our last Instructable but we're back! In this guide, you'll learn how to put an old wired Apple ADB mouse to good use with upgraded wireless capabilities! Don't forget vote for us in the Fix & Improve it Contest and to visit our blog: http://www.unconventionalhacker.com
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Phillips Head Screwdriver                   Dremel
Electrical Tape                                   Hot Glue Gun
Soldering Iron                                     Desoldering Iron (optional)

Step 1: Apple IIe Mouse Disassembly

Clean the exterior of the mouse. These things pick up a lot of grime over the years, especially if you buy yours secondhand like us. We recommend using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Twist to remove the plastic dial and ball from the bottom of the mouse.

Remove four Phillips head screws from the four corners on the bottom of the mouse.

Once the bottom is removed, unplug the wire at the top of the motherboard; the wire is not needed for this project so it can be disposed of.

The motherboard can now be lifted out of the casing and the disassembly process is complete.

Step 2: Donor Mouse Disassembly

This guide is for the Dynex DX-NPWLMSE Wireless Mouse, but any small wireless mouse should suffice.

The top casing is held in place by magnets and easily snaps off revealing three screws and a battery port.

Remove the three screws and then lift the remaining top casing.

The motherboard is now exposed. Remove the scroll wheel by tugging upwards on the right axle and dispose.

 Once the motherboard is fully removed, you're now ready for the next step.

Step 3: Preparing the Donor Board

The lens for the laser to track correctly now needs to be attached to donor board. We simply used electrical tape to hold it in place.

The assembly that recognizes scroll wheel input must be removed due to clearance issues with the Apple mouse button. You can either gently & cautiously snap it using pliers in a bend back-and-forth motion or desolder and remove it using the appropriate iron. 

The Dynex mouse's motherboard is a little too wide for the laser to line up with the opening at the bottom of the Apple mouse, so we used a dremel to shave the right side of the motherboard slightly. Fortunately, there is a lot of empty, unused room to do so. Be careful not to cut through any traces or contacts!

Step 4: Preparing the Apple Mouse Casing

There are multiple pegs and plastic parts that must be removed for the donor board to fit properly. Follow the photographs and carefully remove them using pliers and a Dremel. 

The cover that once held the trackball in place has to be cut for the laser lens to see through. Use your Dremel to remove a small portion on the right side.

Since there are two buttons on a regular mouse, the Apple mouse button won't line up with the button on the motherboard of the donor mouse.

We used a piece of plastic and glued it to the bottom of the button to line up with the button of the Dynex mouse motherboard. Putting it in the appropriate place at the right length may be tricky, so we recommend using a bit of tape for a trial and error method before adhering it permanently. 

Step 5: Transplanting Motherboard

Place the motherboard from your donor mouse into the casing of the Apple mouse.

Once the laser is lined up with the opening at the bottom of the mouse, you can then use hot glue or another adhesive to properly situate the motherboard inside the casing.

The Dynex mouse originally used a single AA battery, but the fitting was a little too snug for our liking, so we bent the top contact a bit to accommodate a smaller AAA battery. 

Step 6: Reassemble

Place the top casing on top of the bottom casing and insert the four screws on the bottom of the mouse.

Step 7: Final Result

Once you've finished all these steps, you now have a fully functioning Apple ADB wireless mouse!

Note: The mouse is only capable of doing left-click. Download this free program to right-click in Windows. 

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History of Apple Mice

Apple mice

For the specific wired model currently sold as the "Apple Mouse", see Apple Mighty Mouse.

Commercial consumer mice by Apple Inc.

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Apple Inc. has produced and sold dozens of mice and other pointing devices. Over the years Apple has maintained a distinct form and function with its mice that reflects its design philosophies. Apple's current pointing devices are the Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2.

Features[edit]

Traditional ball mechanism

Mice manufactured by Apple typically emphasize use of a single button control interface. It was not until 2005 that Apple introduced a mouse featuring a scroll ball and four programmable "buttons."[1]

All mice made by Apple contained a ball-tracking control mechanism until 2000, when Apple introduced optical LED-based control mechanisms. Apple's latest mouse uses laser tracking.

History[edit]

In 1979, Apple was planning a business computer and arranged a visit with Xerox Parc research center to view some of their experimental technology.[2] It was there they discovered the mouse, invented by Douglas Engelbart while he was working at SRI International (SRI); the mouse had subsequently been incorporated into the graphical user interface (GUI) used on the Xerox Alto. During an interview, Engelbart said "SRI patented the mouse, but they really had no idea of its value. Some years later it was learned that they had licensed it to Apple for something like $40,000."[3] Apple was so inspired by the mouse they scrapped their current plans and redesigned everything around the mouse and GUI.[citation needed]

One of the biggest problems was that the three button Xerox mouse cost over US$400 to build, which was not practical for a consumer-based personal computer. Apple commissioned Hovey-Kelley Design (which later became IDEO) to assist them with the mouse design, which not only had to be redesigned to cost US$25 instead of US$400, but also needed to be tested with real consumers outside a laboratory setting to learn how people were willing to use it.[4] Hundreds of prototypes later, Apple settled on a single button mouse, roughly the size of a deck of cards. With the design complete, the operating system was adapted to interface with the single button design using keystrokes in combination with button clicks to recreate some of the features desired from the original Xerox three-button design.[5]

With the single button mouse design established for almost 25 years, the history of the Apple Mouse is basically a museum of design and ergonomics. The original mouse was essentially a rectangular block of varying beige and gray color and profile for about a decade. Not much later, it was redesigned to be slightly angular along the top; this mouse is commonly called the "trapezoid mouse" for its slight trapezoid shape on the bottom. In 1993 Apple redesigned the package to be egg-shaped, which was widely copied throughout the industry.[6] Nevertheless, it was still a tool available only in corporate gray or (rarely) black. With the release of the iMac in 1998 the mouse became available in an array of translucent colors. Apple also completed the transition to a completely circular design.

Two years later, Apple switched back to a more elliptical shape and monochromatic black and white design. The rubber ball tracking mechanism was updated with a solid-state optical system, and its single button was moved out of sight to the bottom of the mouse. Keeping up with the technological trends Apple went wireless in 2003 and two years later, though maintaining its iconic design style, broke its most controversial implementation in the mouse concept and for the first time released a “none button” mouse with five programmable electrostatic sensors and an integrated scroll ball. Though the Macintosh aftermarket had provided these options to discerning users for decades, Apple itself only made them complementary with its offerings after the passage of much time.

Compatibility[edit]

All of Apple's Bluetooth mice have cross-compatibility with almost every Bluetooth capable computer, though they are not supported by Apple for use on PCs.

Apple's USB mice likewise are compatible with nearly all USB equipped machines.

Prior to USB, Apple created the Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) interface. Though some other manufacturers (NeXT, etc.) licensed Apple's technology and ADB mice were completely interchangeable between them, the mouse interface IBM introduced on the PS/2 quickly came to dominate the market and crushed all competition. ADB-to-PS/2 adapters were always extraordinarily rare, while the early years of Apple's transition to USB brought with it a raft of popular USB-to-ADB adapters.

Apple's first mice used a DE-9 connection carrying quadrature signals. As the personal computer was still in its infancy with no standards, Apple's mice could be used on any system capable of using such a quadrature mouse, in combination with a spliced cable or adapter as necessary.[6]

Models[edit]

Lisa Mouse (A9M0050)[edit]

The mouse created for the Apple Lisa was among the first commercial mice sold. Included with the Lisa system in 1983, it was based on the mouse used in the 1970s on the Alto computer at Xerox PARC. Unique to this mouse was the use of a steel ball, instead of the usual rubber found in subsequent and modern mice. It connected to the computer by means of a standard DE-9 and unique squeeze-release connector. Though developed by Apple, it was actually designed by an outside firm, Hovey-Kelley (renamed IDEO in 1991[7]), who built hundreds of prototypes and conducted exhaustive testing with focus groups in order to create the perfect device.[8] Their perseverance paid off as not only did they bring the design in on time and on budget, but the resulting device remained virtually unchanged for almost 20 years.[9] It was this mouse that established Apple's mouse as a one-button device for over 20 years. Every single aspect of the mouse was researched and developed, from how many buttons to include, to how loud the click should be. The original case design was Bill Dresselhaus's and took on an almost Art Deco flavor with its formal curving lines to coordinate with the Lisa.[10]

Macintosh Mouse (M0100)[edit]

Macintosh Mouse (beige & Platinum)

The Macintosh mouse was little changed from the original Lisa version and is completely interchangeable. The case was a slightly darker brown than Lisa's beige coloring and it had less formal lines, with a thick chamfer around its edges to match the Macintosh case. Mechanically, the Lisa's steel ball was replaced by a rubber covered steel ball, but otherwise connected with the same DE-9 connectors, though updated with a square-shape and standard thumb screws. When the Macintosh Plus debuted in 1986, Apple had made minor revisions to the mouse mechanism and across all product lines, unified the cable connectors and used a more rounded shape. The following year, Apple once again unified its product lines by adopting a uniform "Platinum" gray color for all products. In 1987 this mouse had its final design change, updating both its color to Platinum with contrasting dark gray "Smoke" accents and minor mechanism changes.

Apple Mouse IIc[edit]

M0100
Four months after the Macintosh debut, the Apple IIc was introduced with the addition of an optional mouse to manipulate standard 80 column text.[11] The mouse was similar to the Macintosh mouse, though it was in a creamy-beige color that co-ordinated with the IIc's bright off-white case and had a slightly modified design which was sleeker than the Macintosh's blockier shape. It also was uniformly the same color, eliminating the Mac & Lisa's contrasting taupe accents on the mouse button and cable. Unlike the Macintosh, the IIc Mouse shared a dual purpose port with gaming devices like joysticks. In order for the IIc to know what was plugged into it, its mouse had to send the appropriate signal. Despite these differences, it carried exactly the same model number as the Macintosh version.
A2M4015
An Apple Mouse packaged for the IIc, it coincided with a minor change in the mouse mechanism and connector style.
A2M4035
In 1988 it took on the identical physical appearance and coloring as the Platinum gray Macintosh Mouse. Unlike its predecessors, the USA manufactured versions of the Platinum Macintosh/Apple IIe mouse will work on the IIc too.[citation needed] All versions of the IIc Mouse will work with any Macintosh or Apple II card.[citation needed] As a result, Apple briefly sold the intermediate model as the Apple Mouse optionally for use across all platforms.

Apple Mouse II (M0100/A2M2050)[edit]

By mid-1984, Apple’s commitment to bringing the mouse to its entire product line resulted in the release of the Apple IIMouse Interfaceperipheral card.[citation needed] Since this was a dedicated mouse port, Apple simply re-packaged the Macintosh mouse, but with the same creamy-beige cable and connector used on the IIc mouse and bundled it along with special software called MousePaint for use with the Apple II, II Plus, and IIe computers.[12][13] Like the original IIc mouse, it used the same model number as the Macintosh Mouse. Unlike the Mouse IIc, however, it can be interchanged with the Macintosh version, but cannot be used on the IIc.[14] Due to the popularity of the Macintosh and shortage of mice, Apple later repackaged the original Apple Mouse IIc in this bundle as well since it was cross-platform compatible.[citation needed] The AppleMouse II and its successors were never included as standard equipment on any computer.[15]

Apple Mouse (A2M4015)[edit]

Since the original Apple Mouse IIc was compatible across all platforms, Apple renamed the mouse in 1985 and offered it as an optional purchase for all computers and separate from the Apple II interface card. It featured an updated mechanism and the new uniform rounded cable connector. Apple would briefly reuse this name later for a re-badged Apple Pro Mouse.

Apple Mouse IIe (A2M2070)[edit]

By 1986, Apple had updated its product lines with new cable connectors. With the Apple IIe already three years old, the AppleMouse II was re-badged for the IIe alone and essentially used a repackaged Macintosh Mouse with no modifications. Later it would also use the Platinum Macintosh version. The US-manufactured version of the Platinum mouse is also interchangeable with the identical-looking IIc mouse.[16]

Apple Desktop Bus Mouse (G5431/A9M0331)[edit]

In September 1986, Apple continued a year of major change by converting its mice and keyboards to the Apple Desktop Bus (ADB). Newly redesigned, this mouse retained the blocky footprint of its predecessor, but had a lower, triangular profile. The first official Snow White design language mouse (the Apple Mouse IIc was technically the first), it was a uniform Platinum gray color, including the single button, with only the cables and connectors retaining the contrasting darker gray "Smoke" color. It was introduced on the Apple IIGS computer and later became the standard mouse included with all Macintosh desktop computers for the next six years.

There were a total of 3 mice of this type produced. The original was manufactured in Taiwan with 2 variations. 1 was sold with the Apple IIGS with the model number designation A9M0331. The other was sold with the Macintosh II and Mac SE with a family number designation G5431. Besides FCC ID numbers, both were exactly alike and came with a black track ball.

The other 2 were manufactured in the US and Malaysia with the family designation of G5431. Both identical to the Taiwan made mouse with the exception of a grey mouse ball.

Apple Desktop Bus Mouse II (M2706, M2707)[edit]

Platinum, gray and black Apple Desktop Bus Mouse II

In only its third major redesign in ten years, the Apple mouse shed its blocky exterior for rounded curves. The so-called tear-drop mouse, was essentially the same as its predecessor but with a new case subsequently held as the ideal shape of mice.[citation needed] Indeed, the basic design has persevered into current models, as well as being widely adopted by other mouse manufacturers. It was included with all Macintosh desktop computers from 1993 until 1998 in platinum color under the model M2706. It was also the first mouse produced by Apple in black to match the Macintosh TV as well as the Performa 5420 sold in black; also under the model M2706. A dark gray version was released in 1993 as a color coded accessory for the PowerBook 100 series under the model M2707.

Apple USB Mouse (M4848)[edit]

Main article: Apple USB Mouse

The Apple USB Mouse was Apple's first USB mouse. Released with the iMac in 1998 and included with all successive desktop Macs for the next two years, the round "Hockey puck" USB mouse is widely considered one of Apple's worst mistakes.[17] Marking the switch from ADB, the colorful translucent mouse was a radical departure from its predecessors, down to a ball whose two-tone surface fluttered past the user's eyes as it spun under the mouse's translucent housing.

However stylish, the mouse's round shape is widely considered clumsy,[citation needed] due to its small size and tendency to rotate in use. This was a major cause for the success of the Griffin iMate ADB to USB adapters,[citation needed] as they allowed for the use of the older, more comfortable ADB Mouse II to be used with those iMacs. Later revisions included a shallow indentation on the front of the single mouse button, but this was not enough to prevent a flood of third-party products like the iCatch and UniTrap, shells that attached to the USB mouse to give it the ADB mouse's elliptical shape.[18][19]

Another flaw introduced in the Apple USB Mouse, shared across all of Apple's USB offerings, is the atypically short cord. Though intended for use through the integrated hub in Apple's keyboards (which have themselves had shorter integral cables since the USB transition, eventually prompting Apple to bundle keyboard-only extension cables with tower Macs), Apple's transition to USB coincided with the relocation of ports on their laptops from the center to the left edge. As none of Apple's USB mice have cords longer than two feet, they are impractical for most right-handed users.[citation needed]

Apple Pro Mouse (M5769)[edit]

Main article: Apple Pro Mouse

In a move away from the bold colors of the iMac and in a return to the styling of the traditional mouse design, in July 2000 Apple discontinued the USB mouse and introduced the all-black Pro Mouse. A similar design to the ADB II mouse, the black Apple Pro Mouse was surrounded by a clear plastic shell. After taking years of criticism for their continuation of the one-button mouse, Apple effectively flipped the design of a "normal" mouse upside-down, with the sleekly featureless appearance that resulted inspiring its jocular appellation as "the first zero-button mouse."[20]

This was the first Apple mouse to use an LED for fully solid-state optical tracking instead of a rubber ball. It was included as the standard mouse with all shipping desktop Macs and was later made available in white. However, in May 2003 it underwent a minor redesign, during which time the black version was discontinued, and Pro was dropped from its name.[citation needed]

Apple Mouse
Like many earlier products (see SuperDrive) Apple re-used the name Apple Mouse briefly after the Pro Mouse was discontinued. As for the recent Apple Keyboard models, Apple did continue to use the Apple Mouse name for its subsequent model releases: the Apple Mighty Mouse of 2005 has been renamed Apple Mouse circa 2012.[citation needed]

Apple Wireless Mouse (A1015)[edit]

Main article: Apple Wireless Mouse

Apple wireless Mighty Mouse

An optional Bluetooth-based cordless version of the Apple Mouse in white, released in 2003 was Apple's first cordless mouse. Combined with internal Bluetooth interfaces in new Macs, this bypassed their wired relatives' aberrantly short cords to once again make Apple's mice usable for left-handed laptop owners.

Apple Mouse[edit]

Main article: Apple Mighty Mouse

Previously included with all new Macintosh desktop models, it was a major departure from Apple's one-button philosophy integrated in its design since the Lisa.[21] This mouse was called the Mighty Mouse but was renamed to just 'Apple Mouse' in 2009 due to legal issues with the name.[22]

A1152
Under increasing pressure to sell a generic two-button mouse with a scroll wheel, Apple decided to develop a mouse (in 2005) with touchpad-like capacitive controls instead of buttons, and featured a tiny integrated trackball in place of a scrollwheel.[citation needed]
A1197
A year later, an optional wireless version was released with the same name as its wired counterpart.
Comparison of the Magic Mouse (lower of the two mice) and the Mighty Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse[edit]

Main article: Magic Mouse

A1296

Introduced on October 20, 2009[23] as a replacement to the Wireless Mighty Mouse. The Magic Mouse features multi-touch gesture controls similar to those found on the iPhone and the MacBook's trackpads, wireless Bluetooth capabilities and laser-tracking. The Magic Mouse is included with the new iMac, and the Mighty Mouse is no longer available as an option.

Magic Mouse 2[edit]

Main article: Magic Mouse 2

A1657

On October 13, 2015, Apple released a second generation Magic Mouse that charges via a Lightning Connector. The port for the Lightning Connector, however, 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.[24][25][26][27]

Non-mouse controllers[edit]

Paddles[edit]

"Apple Hand Controllers II" and "Apple Hand Controllers IIe, IIc" (A2M2001)
These paddles were the original Apple-branded game controllers.

Joysticks[edit]

"Apple Joystick IIe, IIc" (A2M2002)
Essentially a gaming device around long before the mouse, the joystick could be used for many of the same functions.

Tablets[edit]

Apple Graphics Tablet (A2M0029)
The Apple Graphics Tablet was a large flat surface covered with a grid and had an attached stylus. Released for the Apple II Plus and later a modified version for the Apple IIe.
Pippin Keyboard
An optional keyboard accessory was provided for the Pippin, which had a large graphics tablet and stylus on the top half of its notebook-like hinged body.

Trackballs[edit]

Macintosh Portable
The Macintosh Portable was the first Apple machine to use a trackball, essentially a large palm-sized, upside-down ball mouse. The trackball was removable and could be placed on either side of the keyboard, or removed and a number pad installed in its place.
PowerBook
The PowerBook line scaled down the trackball to be thumb-sized and included one in every portable from 1991 to 1995 when it was phased out in favor of the trackpad.
Pippin controller
The Pippin, developed by Apple, had a gamepad with a built-in trackball. Versions were made which connected via the Pippin's AppleJack childproof ADB connector, infrared, and normal ADB.

Trackpads[edit]

PowerBook/iBook/MacBook
A trackpad wheel on an iPod Nano 2G
The built-in "mouse" on all Apple portables since 1995. The trackpad has been modified to match the color of the case, traditionally black, it turned white with the iBook and MacBook and aluminum with the PowerBook G4 and MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air introduced a multi-touch trackpad with gesture support, which has since spread to the rest of Apple's portable products. Like Apple's single-button mice, all of their trackpads have no more than one button (though some early PowerBooks had a second physical button, it was electrically the same as the primary button) also like Apple's new mice, their latest trackpads—beginning with the unibody MacBooks and MacBook Pros—eliminated physical buttons.
20th Anniversary Macintosh
The only desktop Macintosh not to require a mouse. The 20th Anniversary Macintosh instead has a trackpad which can lock into the palm rest of its keyboard.
iPod
Starting with the iPod 2G, the mechanical scroll wheel was replaced with a wheel-shaped trackpad. Starting from the iPod 3G, this extended to the replacement of all buttons.
Magic Trackpad
Apple's Magic Trackpad. Apple's trackpads play a major role in Mac OS X Lion.

In late July 2010, Apple released its first wireless, external trackpad. 80% larger than the MacBook trackpads of the time, it matches the end-on profile of the Apple Wireless keyboard and provides an alternative to the Magic Mouse that ships with Apple's desktop computers (with the exception of the Mac Mini).

Magic Trackpad 2

On October 13, 2015, Apple released a second-generation Trackpad with Force Touch technology and charging via a Lightning Connector.

Magic Keyboard with Trackpad for iPad

On April 22, 2020, Apple released an iPad accessory combining the Magic Keyboard and the multitouch Trackpad with a case for front and back protection and portability.

Touchscreens[edit]

Newton/eMate
In 1993 the Apple Newton used a precision touchscreen which required a rigid and moderately sharp object for input, such as a fingernail or its included stylus. The Newton's touchscreen interaction was equivalent to a simple graphics tablet, and was used to affect what eventually became the most widely lauded handwriting recognition system on the market. This technology eventually found its way onto the Macintosh in the form of 10.2's Inkwell feature, sparking rumors of a Newton revival.[citation needed]
iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/iPod Nano
The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch incorporate multi-touch touch screens for iOS's gesture-based interfaces.

See also[edit]

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