Every time Apple releases a bunch of new products, the folks at iFixit have a field day tearing them down one-by-one and baring their innards for all to see. Having taken care of the new unibody MacBook in the previous installment, they’ve now put the Magic Mouse under their screwdriver…well, not really, since there are no actual screws used in the construction.
Prying apart the glued outer shell reveals a ton of capacitative touch sensors covering the entire mouse and a sizable circuit board equipped with a Broadcom Bluetooth chip. The batteries make up most of the weight of the mouse and the top shell is slightly translucent—which makes me wonder why they didn’t opt to make it backlit, for that extra shiny appeal.
Since there is only so much you can do to make a teardown more interesting, iFixit has tried a new approach to displaying the images this time round. Make sure you hit the “View as slideshow” link on the page and then view it in fullscreen mode. Macworld’s Roman Loyola has already taken a first look at the Magic Mouse and a full review is forthcoming.