multi touch trackpad

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  1. landis macrumors regular

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    i have heard many people talk about apple incorporating their new multitouch into the screen. i personally did not think that this would happen.

    i then read someone mention incorporating multi touch into the trackpad. this is sort of the two touch scrolling.

    i also saw another feature where you can write on the trackpad like a, dare i say it, tablet.

    what other cool features involving multi touch do you think that apple can incorporate into their laptops?
     
  2. kgiglio2 Guest

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    multitouch

    Yeah I think that'd be great, but imagine how hard it would be to do the pinching stuff with photos.

    I wish they'd figure something out though.

    If they could figure out a way to maybe expand and shrink windows it'd be real cool. They would need a much bigger trackpad though to really make any possibilities work effectively.
     
  3. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    Watch this Jeff Han video--after you see it I think that your view about multi-touch being a reality for Apple in the future will probably change. Most computer companies within the next 2 to 10 years will adopt it as a standard that is just as necessary as the keyboard and the mouse. The standard average computer that is sold will have a multi-touch screen in 10 years from now.

    Apple has already done this with its laptops. I have a multi-touch iBook trackpad. The MacBooks have multi-touch trackpads (click here and look in the right-hand column to see) and the iPhone will have a multi-touch screen when it is released (and the partially working iPhone prototypes have fully functioning multi-touch screens on them).

    That's interesting--do you have a link with more information about it?

    Well here are a couple more Jeff Han videos (linked below) to give you some ideas. ;)

    Jeff Han video 2
    Jeff Han video 3


    While you are at it (click here) for information about a touch screen patent that Apple got.

    And here is information about the iPhone including the fact that it will include a multi-touch screen.

    Watch the Jeff Han videos and you will quickly see the benefits of a multi-touch screen with photos in general.

    A giant multi-touch screen is much better than a track pad (and yes it has much more applications than a small iPhone screen too).
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    if you're pinching two fingers anyway for zooming, how hard would it be to use two fingers to cmd-"+/-"? multi-touch is a great concept for a small handheld device with limited input options. but a computer with a keyboard and mouse/trackpad has all the input it needs.
     
  5. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    What a cynical thing for a naïve person to say. Just because you've never used a touch screen before doesn't mean that you should think it is worse. If we lived in the early 1900s then you'd probably say that the horse and buggy is better than the automobile--if it were the 1880s you'd say that the lightbulb wasn't any better than the candle. We still do use the candle today (and occasionally a horse and buggy) and we still use our keyboards and mice tomorrow but we will also have the option of using the superior touch screen that can do much more than what a keyboard and a mouse can do by themselves. To see what I mean watch this video and listen closely to what Jeff Han's words and really think about he is saying.
     
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I agree with you, but...

    Feeling confrontational today?
    Speak nicely.
     
  7. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    Well I know that some of the things that I can say can be pretty harsh. :eek: But my main purpose is to be to the point. Un-censoring the truth is my specialty but more importantly is beneficial (and often is the most necessary thing to do) even if it is sharp when it is bluntly said.

    What I like to say is "if the truth (about what you do) hurts then you are doing something wrong". The whole point about being honest is so that things can be made better after the truth is know. The truth can only be known when things are said clearly (i.e. bluntly).
     
  8. landis thread starter macrumors regular

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