does new white macbook have multi-touch?

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  1. Poker-face macrumors newbie

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    does new white macbook have multi-touch capabilities,like zooming,rotating,scroling (similar to ipod touch)?

    sorry for my english,it's not so good :cool:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No three or four finger gestures, no pinch to zoom, either.

    You get the single finger gestures and two finger scroll. That's it.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    From what I remember, technically the trackpad does support multi-touch (it can see up to 9 or 11 contact points), but it hasn't been enabled by Apple.

    Somebody's got a blog going where he's been trying to modify the .kext file that acts as the trackpad driver to accept multi-touch, but hasn't been able to get it working full out in OS X.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Is there any chance that SL will enable any multi-touch gestures in older macbooks?
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I suppose it's a bit much to ask from a large company like Apple. Wouldn't want anything that could hold back a user from upgrading now, would we :D. Makes perfect business sense. I think.
     
  7. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    http://www.randomtruth.110mb.com/
    this guy just finished a linux driver and says he is working a mac driver for multitouch so hope is there but he usually only updates his blog once or so a month so dont except anything soon but its still hope:)
     
  8. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    It is supposed to. Look under refinements on the Apple page of Snow Leopard.

     
  9. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    thats just for older macbook airs and pros that have the trackpad
     
  10. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    How do you know? 'Cause my Dad has an older Macbook Pro which already has the 3 and 4 finger gestures from before the Unibodies... And since the new Whitebooks also have multi-touch trackpads (at least that's how it would appear, since it recognizes when there's just one finger, two, or more), this should apply really.
     
  11. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    he got it from changing the kext file and according to apple the whitebook does not have a multi touch track pad even tho it cant recognize up to 11 fingers
     
  12. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    KatKing is right. It was on engadget or TUAW that they are specifically referencing the 1st gen MacBook Air with that comment.
     
  13. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    That's a serious letdown. Couldn't they just specify then? x3 Gah.
     
  14. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    im fairly certian that they are adding support for all macbooks to have the advanced multi touch under snow leopard

    EDIT: im wrong.
     
  16. no.1 Apple Fan macrumors regular

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    I think that Apple is phasing out the white MacBook. They put the prices so close between the White MacBook and 13" MBP people just say just get the MBP.
     
  17. looman9635 macrumors member

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    we have MBW at school and in PSE i can "2 finger rotate" and "pinch to zoom" :confused:
     
  18. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    o_O Which model do you have? The latest?
     
  19. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I think lots of people here would love it if you were to explain a little more in depth...
     
  20. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    <Nods savagely>
     
  21. Gumbercules macrumors member

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    can you tell us more:)
     
  22. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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  23. looman9635 macrumors member

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    i can get vids and pics and model #s in sept when i go back to school to do my diploma... i just broke off for summer hols lask week
     
  24. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I think the reason this thread has not been jumped upon already is that everyone has dismissed this as... impossible.
     

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