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rawweb

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Just ordered the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2, should arrive sometime later this week or early next. I've got MVC's upgraded Bluetooth and WIFI/AC card in my cMP, so all should theoretically work. I'll report back findings.
 

h9826790

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Also, can you try to turn off the BT and only connect it via the lightning cable (BEFORE pair up via BT)? Someone in the accessory forum said that the trackpad can be used in this way, so BT 4.0 is technically not necessary, but I doubt if it's possible.
 

rawweb

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Also, can you try to turn off the BT and only connect it via the lightning cable (BEFORE pair up via BT)? Someone in the accessory forum said that the trackpad can be used in this way, so BT 4.0 is technically not necessary, but I doubt if it's possible.
I'm excited to give that a try as well. Apple shipped it today and it's due to arrive Friday.
 

thevidness

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I've got that thing (magic trackpad 2) today and tried some stuff:

Connected it via Lightning to a 2012 RMBP running 10.10.5 -> Basic cursor movement + "left" click + haptic feedback for that work. Nothing else, no scrolling, no "right" click (two-fingers). Bluetooth pairing fails obviously.

Connected it via Lightning to a 2007 MBP running 10.11 GM -> On first glance everything works fine and as expected! Clicking, two finger clicking, two finger scroll on both axes. Tap-to-Click, Two-finger-Tap-to-Right-Click. In System Preferences are settings for how much force you need to register a normal click and options for haptic feedback and force touch stuff. Even fast-forwarding through a quicktime movie depending on how much you press into the click works.

This thing works wired! You only really need 10.11 installed. Love this.

edit: clarified "thing" = magic trackpad 2
 
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h9826790

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Thanks for the testing. So, basically all Mac Pro can use it regardless the BT spec. In fact, if I have one, I may prefer to leave it plugged and use it. Trackpad is not mouse, no movement during use, and the cable will not interfere by USB3.0 Wi-Fi, etc.
 

rawweb

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Thanks for the testing. So, basically all Mac Pro can use it regardless the BT spec. In fact, if I have one, I may prefer to leave it plugged and use it. Trackpad is not mouse, no movement during use, and the cable will not interfere by USB3.0 Wi-Fi, etc.
I will verify when it arrives tomorrow with my Mac Pro to be certain. However, it would seem someone else has indeed already verified.
 

thevidness

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I just took my chances and installed El Capitan on my 5,1 Mac Pro and the Trackpad works as expected in wired mode. I do not have the WIFI AC and BT 4.0 upgrade installed yet. but I ordered one from osxwifi. looking forward to try that, too.

cheers
 

haralds

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Just ordered the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2, should arrive sometime later this week or early next. I've got MVC's upgraded Bluetooth and WIFI/AC card in my cMP, so all should theoretically work. I'll report back findings.
I also have the BT/WiFI card upgrade in my 5,1. They work as advertised. Only the trackpad needs the new card.
 

rawweb

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As it's now been confirmed a few times, it does indeed work as expected.

You can use both devices with just USB, if you don't have the bluetooth 4 upgrade in your old pro.

First thoughts: Wow these devices are thin. Love typing on this keyboard. I've been a long hold out on the old keyboard with numeric pad...but this thing is really nice to type on. Both devices are incredibly thin. I was amazed at the difference in size on the track pad. Photos attached (including USB verification, through my 30" ACD hub).

EDIT: MT2 functions as expected with MVC's Bluetooth 4/Wifi AC upgrade.
 

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ibarnett

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Yes, I bit the bullet & bought all the new toys :)
Couldn't resist it, all work very well.
I have 2010 modded with WIFI AC and BT 4.0 upgrade, plus I modded the antenna to the rear. Even then I still suffered spasmodic "stutters" with the old magic mouse & trackpad.
So far the new ones are working perfectly.
Expensive upgrade (even more so with our aussie prices),but working.
 

lowendlinux

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Yes, I bit the bullet & bought all the new toys :)
Couldn't resist it, all work very well.
I have 2010 modded with WIFI AC and BT 4.0 upgrade, plus I modded the antenna to the rear. Even then I still suffered spasmodic "stutters" with the old magic mouse & trackpad.
So far the new ones are working perfectly.
Expensive upgrade (even more so with our aussie prices),but working.
Think positive. Your new keyboard costs as much a the new base I ordered for mine. ;)
 

pastrychef

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My Mac Pro is upgraded with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0. I just picked up a Magic Mouse 2 and I'm happy to report that reception seems much better than the original Magic Mouse. As a matter of fact, the Magic Mouse 2 has better reception than my 1st gen Magic Trackpad which was never the case with the original Magic Mouse.