Force Touch Track Pad 2015

AverageGuy

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I am debating between a 2014 and 2015 13” MacBook Pro. One of the big differences is force touch. Is that trackpad worth the additional cost on the used market?
 
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To me, absolutely.

I very much enjoy silent clicking, with very low force, near the top of the trackpad while keeping my hands basically on/very near home row. And even when in a more relaxed mode, I still prefer the ability to set low click strength and silence and click anywhere on the pad.

Completely huge QOL improvement to me
 
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Falhófnir

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one of my favourite features Apple's come out with in recent times - roughly how much more are you talking? Remember you're also getting a newer computer with the 2015 - broadwell vs haswell CPUs which was one of the last significant performance jumps prior to the current performance plateau (22nm to 14nm).

 
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turbineseaplane

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No.

You can use tap to click if you want to keep things quiet. I suspect that Apple will desupport this one of these days.
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Totally disagree.

The Tap to Click experience is wildly different and not at all a good substitute (for me anyhow)
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I suspect that Apple will desupport this one of these days.
Maybe?
Maybe not?

There's no reason to worry about that or even consider it since it's currently supported.

These are old machines. If one is worried about "support ending", it would be at the level of an entire OS release for a given machine, not a single feature like this.
 
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Ugh
Totally disagree.

The Tap to Click experience is wildly different and not at all a good substitute (for me anyhow)
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Maybe?
Maybe not?

There's no reason to worry about that or even consider it since it's currently supported.

These are old machines. If one is worried about "support ending", it would be at the level of an entire OS release for a given machine, not a single feature like this.
Force Touch is already gone on iPhones.
 

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Force Touch is already gone on iPhones.
3D Touch was removed for a reason (expense, internal space saving, Touch ID?) Force Touch is more like the taptic feedback though there is some overlap with 3D Touch functionality. But Force Touch trackpads are lauded as being the best trackpads on the market full stop, they also seem to take up less space than a diving board mechanism (was originally designed for the 12" MacBook) so there's no incentive to discontinue them.
 
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turbineseaplane

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3D Touch was removed for a reason (expense, internal space saving, Touch ID?) Force Touch is more like the taptic feedback though there is some overlap with 3D touch functionality.
And crucially, on the Mac, Force Touch is very much alive and well on all the models being sold right now, including the desktop Magic Trackpad.

FT isn't going anywhere.