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The Mighty Mouse is an input device that was designed by Apple Computer and released on August 2, 2005 for its desktop Mac lineup. It was also available in a wireless version, and the wired version was later renamed Apple Mouse.[1]


The Mighty Mouse featured a tiny trackball for scrolling and two side buttons. The original wired version was connected through USB.[1] The trademark was licensed from Viacom Inc.[2]

Wireless version[]

On July 25, 2006, a wireless version was introduced using Bluetooth technology, like the Apple Wireless Keyboard.[2] The wireless Mighty Mouse was replaced by the multi-touch-capable Magic Mouse on October 20, 2009.[3]


With the discontinuation of the wireless version, the remaining wired Mighty Mouse was renamed the Apple Mouse and remained on the market (and as a bundled item with desktop models) until June 5, 2017.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Apple Introduces Mighty Mouse, Apple Computer. 2005-08-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Apple Debuts Wireless Mighty Mouse, Apple Computer. 2006-07-25.
  3. Apple Introduces Magic Mouse—The World’s First Multi-Touch Mouse, Apple Inc. 2009-10-20.

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