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Report: Apple did not design the Scroll Wheel

Eliot Van Buskirk, Section Editor, Technology for mp3.com has discovered that Apple is not responsible for designing the Scroll Wheel. “I’d always assumed that this bit of design genius sprung from Apple’s R&D labs, but, in fact, I discovered that a company called Synaptics, which primarily makes touchpads for laptops, actually designed this little piece of navigational heaven, in accordance with Apple’s stringent design requirements.” Synaptics designed and manufactured the Scroll Wheel/Touch Wheel and the current Click Wheel.

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Look at a powermac and the look at a hypersonic pc 64bit laptop…which would you rather have?  I’ll also say this if you know what you are doing at all from a sheer cost perspective you would not purchase any name brand desktop whether it be apple or otherwise period end of story.

I also wonder how in the hell a whitewashed system is imaginative?

Posted by Shadow Skill on September 21, 2004 at 9:01 PM (CDT)

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yeah who cares

Posted by bennok on September 21, 2004 at 9:06 PM (CDT)

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Apple like most corperations decides who should design and/or biuld certain parts of their products.I do not see the big deal about this.
The ipod is an amazing little machine no matter who makes it. Though I would never dream of buying it if it was made by microsoft or heaven forbide   dell.

Posted by WOLF MAN on September 26, 2004 at 10:18 AM (CDT)

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