Force Touch on Macbook – The Glass Moves?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jason.siegel, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. jason.siegel macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Hi all,

    Just received a 12" Macbook and am a bit confused: I had thought that with Force Touch, the touchpad doesn't move. But I can clearly see it moving downwards. Do I misunderstand what Force Touch is?

  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    It still needs to shake in order to give you the moving sensation, it just doesn't move as much as before.
  3. jason.siegel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
  4. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    The pressure detection is via several "force sensors" which measure the amount of flex, therefore the glass does flex a bit when you're pressing on it.

    The clicking sensation is 100% the haptic engine however.
  5. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    You can turn off the computer and then try pressing again, and with it off you'll feel a difference. Its crazy how good the haptic engine works on the MacBook.
  6. evec macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2016
    The glass will not flex, the flex is the elastic metal under the glass on the four conner, the metal can be bend and it had sensor detect the degree so machine know how many pressure you push.

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