Today, Apple launched a renewed line of MacBooks and MacBook Pros. While I think the new line is competitively priced, I am waiting for the refresh of the iMac line. I keep my current PowerBook stationary and I want to upgrade to a larger screen, more power, and more storage. The iMac line would afford me all of that.
But… I don’t want to use a mouse. Ever. Again. I am so used to the multi-touch pad of my PowerBook and find that it works exceptionally well in the OS and in getting things accomplished.
This is my dream, an Apple USB or wireless keyboard with a multi-touch trackpad standard issue with the iMac. I’m no engineer, but I imagine it would be an easy product to make. It could be standard issue with iMacs and sold as an accessory for docked MacBooks/Pros. Since Apple is pushing their cinema displays with their new line of MacBooks, it makes sense to have a keyboard/trackpad for use with it. That way, when shifting from mobile to ‘docked,’ the experience is the same, the motions are the same and the ‘mighty mouse’ (which I own and hate) is not required.
Ditch the mouse for the iMac and I’m buying.