Last week a rumour quickly kicked up and then died that Apple was about to kill off the mouse in favour of its magic trackpad.The only reason this rumour even had a chance of making sense is because Apple routinely murders technology it has popularised.
And Apple definitely popularised the mouse. Before Steve Jobs came along, it was hidden at Xerox. Apple made it cheaper to build, then introduced it to a mass market.
In honour of the non-death of the mouse, and inspired by the photo in this post we saw Arnold Kim of MacRumors tweet, we’re taking a look back at the evolution of Apple’s mice — mouses? — through the years.