Force Touch Pad for desktop Macintosh ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lugesm, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    I have used the existing touch pad with my iMac for several years and love it. But, I would love to replace it with a Force-Touch version.

    I thought that Apple would announce such a product when the new MacBook was introduced. No such luck.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. scottyy macrumors member

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    I'll be the first in line when they release one. It feels odd using my Magic Trackpad now.
     
  3. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

    Celerondon

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    Perhaps If We Chant-

    Force-Touch, Force-Touch, Force-Touch...

    I scarcely use a mouse on my personal computer anymore. How much better can a trackpad be? This Magic Trackpad functions as an ideal transition tool between the human and the machine interface (OS X). When will it come?

    Force-Touch, Force Touch, Force Touch...
     
  4. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    The standalone Magic Trackpad's clicking mechanism is currently in the feet and not below the glass surface like in MacBooks; adopting force touch would probably require a thicker body, which I don't see Apple doing unless there is a complete redesign to make that work.
     
  5. Zorn macrumors 6502a

    Zorn

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    There was a post a few days ago about images for a new Apple keyboard with backlighting showing up on their online store, it appears safe to say they are working on an updated keyboard and most likely a Force Touch Magic Trackpad.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    A force touch Magic Trackpad isn't likely because it would use too much battery power.
     

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