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Apple: the new Magic Mouse could be even more magical and change its shape

Apple has always accustomed us to solutions interesting designs and innovative: among the most particular there are certainly those that we have seen, over the years, applied to mouse. The patent (available at the link in SOURCE) of what it could be the heir to the current Magic Mouse, filed at the end of 2017 and registered on March 17, 2020 by the USPTO, proposes another original idea.

The current Magic Mouse 2 (which we reviewed) has a recognizable, minimal, uninterrupted design, a single smooth and smooth surface with large areas sensitive to touch, but ergonomically it has never been the best: the gestures are very comfortable, but the peripheral profile is a little too flat, and it can be uncomfortable in the long run.

At first glance distracted what we see represented in the illustrations contained in the document may seem exactly the silhouette we know, with the same advantages and the same problems. At a second glance we see a rabbit, and we continue to understand each other very little. But in the end at a third glance a fundamental difference emerges: the new Magic Mouse could be even more "magical", and be able to change shapeliterally.

The patent in fact illustrates a device equipped with a particular internal mechanism able to change its shape, by adjusting its height, in order to meet the various needs of users. It is therefore not the same idea implemented on the Surface Arc that Microsoft introduced in 2017, which is able to bend and become flat to be transported more easily.

As always, we remind you that a patent does not necessarily translate into commercial reality. Although this seems to be one of those proposals that Apple could sooner or later present to the public. Of course, in this period Cupertino has not spared on the news: just yesterday it announced the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini, and even the unpublished catalog of straps for Apple Watch and cases for iPhone.

And you, what do you think? Would you consider buying a Magic Mouse with a clean design and multi-touch gestures, but flexible ergonomics capable of satisfying your preferences?