Force Touch Compatability?Magic Trackpad 2

3rdiguy

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Hi all,

I wondered if the Magic trackpad 2 will allow Force Touch to work on older Macs? I have a mid to late 2014 13" MacBook Pro retina.
 

mattopotamus

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Hi all,

I wondered if the Magic trackpad 2 will allow Force Touch to work on older Macs? I have a mid to late 2014 13" MacBook Pro retina.
My guess would be yes. If you have the hardware to support force touch it should work just fine. In other words, I do not think you need a mac laptop that has force touch for the new trackpad to support it. As long as you are running el capitan on a mac supporting BT 4.0 you should be ok.
 

the8thark

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My guess would be yes. If you have the hardware to support force touch it should work just fine. In other words, I do not think you need a mac laptop that has force touch for the new trackpad to support it. As long as you are running el capitan on a mac supporting BT 4.0 you should be ok.
You don't even need BT4.0. Just el captain if you are willing to use the trackpad via wired mode.
 

satinsilverem2

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I'm using the new Magic Trackpad with my early 2011 MBP and everything is working as advertised. Now the 2011 MacBook Pros don't have BT 4.0 standard but I upgraded to the CAX card a while back. If you don't have a BT 4.0 Mac then you can still use the trackpad in wired mode.
 
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Stirlo

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That's cool, I would love force touch in Sketch, Xcode too and can much more easily afford the trackpad to a whole new setup!
 

haruhiko

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I'm using the new Magic Trackpad with my early 2011 MBP and everything is working as advertised. Now the 2011 MacBook Pros don't have BT 4.0 standard but I upgraded to the CAX card a while back. If you don't have a BT 4.0 Mac then you can still use the trackpad in wired mode.
If you don't have BT 4.0 on your Mac you can use it in wireless mode too.
 

jennysgotagun

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Does the Magic Trackpad 2 work with Boot Camp on its own? I know, no gestures with stock drivers, but is it at least working as mouse? Too sad the alternate ExtraMagic drivers for Windows got no support of the second-gen Magic Trackpad yet.