Apple Mighty Mouse to go all multitouch

Mighty Mouse

If you're one of the very few people who can tolerate using Apple's Mighty Mouse for day-to-day work on a Mac, then you'll likely be keen to hear about a rumoured change to the derided peripheral.

According to Apple Insider, the white mouse is set for a makeover when Cupertino announces its next range of iMac computers; probably within the month.

No more balls

That will, we're told, see the Mighty Mouse become touch-sensitive like the multitouch trackpads on recent MacBooks and do away with the top-mounted ball/scroll wheel.

There are no actual details on how the new mouse will work, but we can expect a range of gestures to trigger features such as scrolling, Exposé and, perhaps, iPhone-like pinching and zooming.