Force Touch Compatability?Magic Trackpad 2

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 3rdiguy, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

    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.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

    mattopotamus

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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.
     
  3. the8thark macrumors 68040

    the8thark

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    You don't even need BT4.0. Just el captain if you are willing to use the trackpad via wired mode.
     
  4. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502

    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.
     
  5. Stirlo Suspended

    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!
     
  6. haruhiko macrumors 68040

    haruhiko

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    If you don't have BT 4.0 on your Mac you can use it in wireless mode too.
     
  7. darkinners macrumors member

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    I am using Magic TrackPad 2 with my 2012 rMBP. Works like a dream.
     
  8. jennysgotagun macrumors newbie

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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.
     

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