Anyone else not a fan of Forcetouch?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by grkazan11, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. grkazan11 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    I've tried at the apple store for a while during various visits and it just feels weird to me. Why emulate a click with something that doesn't to be as thing when you can just use a normal hinge design?

    I also don't know whether to get the previous model with a physical touchpad or to wait and see if the Skylake model comes out this fall?
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    You can't perform the secondary deeper click with a traditional hinge design.

    I understand that it doesn't feel the same to some folks, but I really like the feature and the new functions that it adds. Plus it's nice to be able to click ANYWHERE on the trackpad, instead of anywhere but the top 1/2".
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The 'click' is still there it's just simulated by the Taptic Engine.
  4. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    I think it's brilliant!

    It allows depth to the clicks, it allows an equal click anywhere on the pad, and the simulated clicks help your brain understand what you're doing. It feels good and responsive, and you can even set up how clicky you want it to be which is awesome.
  5. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Nope. Huge improvement. You can now click absolutely anywhere on the touchpad with exactly the same force required. Hinged trackpads have differing levels of force depending on where you are positioned on the lever and are basically un-clickable in the upper third of the pad. The fact that it makes additional gestures possible with secondary clicks is just a bonus.
  6. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    Force touch also adds pressure sensitivity to the touchpad, which might permit some neat tricks in the future.
  7. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    And this is exactly why I really like force touch track pads. Now if Apple can release force touch for their wireless track pad I certainly would buy one. Heck, I am still hoping to see a full size, with keypad, wireless Apple keyboard.
  8. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2013
    I love it. I go back and fourth from my 2011 MBP to my 2015 MBP and I have come to hate the click on the 2011. The Forcetouch is so much better.
  9. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    I like that the click is silent. The old models click is quite loud. Also, the ability to two finger click anywhere with the same force is very nice. I don't really see any downsides to the new design, but then again I've only messed around with one in the store. I have a 2013 model.
  10. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    I prefer, it also mean one less physical part that may needs to be replaced (one can argue that the Taptic Engine can break down). My previous Mac with regular trackpad had to get a replacement after 3 years due to the hinge being worn out. Hopefully this may alleviate those issues.
  11. Aneef macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2015
    Lahore, Pakistan
    I really like the Force Touch Trackpad. Should I upgrade my 2014 15" rMBP to 2015 15" rMBP just for Force touch trackpad? The other improvements in the 2015 version are really not so important for me.
  12. Dubadai macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden.
    That would be a huge waste of money in my opinion... Wait for the next complete overhaul of the 15" Retina instead of just buying a new one due to the Force Touch Trackpad...
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Because the hinge design gave inconsistent results based on where you clicked, hinges wear out over time, and because a hinged physical switch design takes up more space internally.

    The Skylake models definitely will definitely have force touch trackpads. I wouldn't base your decision on the touchpad alone... if it's a problem for you, you can always get a mouse.

    Force touch is nice, but not enough of a reason by itself to upgrade, IMO. Save your money.
  14. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Totally agree. I no longer have to carry a mouse around with me.

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