macbook 5,2 snow leopard multi touch trackpad update?

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  1. brendu macrumors 68020

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    hey, so i just upgraded my girlfriends macbook 5,2 (whitebook april 2009) to snow leopard and i was under the impression the trackpad would be able to do the 3 and 4 finger gestures that my umbp has... i went into system prefs. and clicked trackpad but the option for those gestures arent there...

    didnt apple say that it would have multitouch?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Only models which had multi-touch (pinch-zoom, rotate, for example), are updated to include the 3 & 4 finger gestures. The white MBs only have 2-finger scrolling, so they wouldn't be updated.
     
  3. brendu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh, then just out of curiosity, what models did this include? the MBA??
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Yes, the MBA was the first to include it, followed by the 15" MBP Early 2008.

    edit: Yes, I do have way too much time on my hands ;). Here's the complete list of models which have multi-touch trackpads (thank you MacTracker):

    • MacBook Air
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008)
    • MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
    • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
    • MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
    • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)
    • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53 GHz, Mid 2009)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)
    • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)
     
  5. brendu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks a lot... bummer that the macbook cant do multitouch... i really cant go back to a normal trackpad after using my mbp... oh well..
     
  6. insipidbike macrumors newbie

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    was it worth it?

    was it worth it?

    I wanted to ask you if it was worth to make the update even though it doesn’t has the mouse thing?
    thanks.
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    IMO, for $29 you can't go wrong. You'll get at least 6GB of HDD space back, as well as future proofing in terms of what OS revision you're running for upcoming software.
     
  8. zep macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Got one of the new Macbook Pro? If so, it makes sense; otherwise, you might get frustrated like I did when I tried to enable the 64 bit Kernel on my Macbook 5,2 (white/early 2009). Yet, many state that it isn't that relevant, because you can run 64 bit apps on a 32 bit kernel, but the fact is that it raises the concern that Apple is not considering 64 bit kernel support on lower-end machines, even if the hardware capability exists!
     

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