Apple Magic Mouse
|Buttons||1 (with gesture support)|
|Features||Multitouch surface for scrolling and gestures, out-of-band pairing (macOS and iPadOS only)|
|Wireless?||Bluetooth 3.0 only|
|Sensor||Optical with laser|
Magic Mouse: 105 g with batteries|
Magic Mouse 2: 99 g
The mice are very flat, and symmetric. The bottom is anodised aluminium, like contemporary Macintosh computers.
The top surface is touch-sensitive, and also recognises scrolling gestures. When used with Apple computers, they also recognise two-finger gestures. Like the mice with scrolling ball before it, they are clicked by rocking the entire surface forwards, with the right button recognised by there being a touch on the top/right.
The optical sensor is located in the front half next to a on/off switch.
A1296 MB829LL/A: "Magic Mouse"
It was introduced in 2009 as a replacement of the Wireless Mighty Mouse, which got discontinued after Apple had been sued for trademark infringement.
It uses classic Bluetooth, and runs on 2 AA batteries inside a lid on the bottom.
A1657: "Magic Mouse 2"
Introduced in 2015 together with the Magic Trackpad 2 and the Magic Keyboard. When buying a new desktop Macintosh, customers had to choose between the mouse or the trackpad. It is also available separately.
Known revisions are MLA02LL/A and MRME2LL/A, both apparently available in white/silver and in black/space grey.
It contains a non-replaceable 1986 mAh rechargeable battery, and charges via a Lightning port on the bottom of the mouse — which makes it impossible to use the mouse while charging.
Uses Bluetooth 3.0. Like the Magic Keyboard it uses a proprietary method for secure automatic pairing of Bluetooth credentials over the Lightning/USB cable. Automatic pairing is done by macOS X 10.11 "El Capitan" or higher.
A1657 MK2E3: "Magic Mouse"
When shipped with a colourful 2021 iMac, the bottom is anodised in a matching colour. Only silver-grey is available to buy separately. The mouse comes with a USB C-to-Lightning cable, as newer Macs don't have USB A ports.
Upon introduction, the contemporary MacOS version (10.5.8) required a Wireless Software Update 1.0 to work.
Pairing the Magic Mouse 2 is supported by MacOS X 10.11 "El Capitan" or later.
It has been reported to not work with iPadOS 13.3 even though it did with iPadOS 13. Support was reenabled with iPadOS 13.4, but without scrolling or gesture support.
- Under Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, Apple's "Boot Camp" drivers could be used.
- Magic Mouse Utilities for Windows 10, adds horizontal scrolling and finger gestures to Microsoft Windows. Supports versions 7,8 and 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
Supported is in the Linux kernel since 2.6.23-rc1.
- MacWorld—Why did Apple drop support for the Magic Mouse 2 on the iPad?. Dated 2020-02-24. Retrieved 2021-05-03