No glass trackpad on the new MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tommigun, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Tommigun macrumors member

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    Hi. How certain is it that there is no new buttonless glass trackpad on the revised MBA? The general consensus seems to be so, but is it based on a real assertion from Apple or just an assumption?

    It seems that people initially thought that the CPU had not been updated on the Air just because Jobs didn't explicitly announce that on the press conference, could it be the same case with the glass trackpad?

    Thanks,
    Tommi
     
  2. matperk macrumors 6502

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    From the promotional materials I've seen as well as what's on the site, there's no new trackpad on there. They definitely would've announced it if there was too...
     
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Unless they completely screwed up the webpage for the MBA, there's no glass trackpad. It's the same style as the old MBA, but unlike the old MBA, it does support four-fingered swipe.
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    All images of the MBA from Apple's site show the button at the bottom.
    "Old" trackpad. No glass.
     
  5. grimslade macrumors member

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    Fortunately, they _never_ screw up on the web site (hello, backlight!). But, no, it would appear that the Air's trackpad hasn't changed. Maybe the glass one is heavier?
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I'm thinking there might not be enough room for it in the MBA's case -- that's the thinnest part.
     
  7. grimslade macrumors member

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    Yeah, could be that too. Thought about that after I posted.
     
  8. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    The question is, would the old trackpad support the new gestures? Even though they are useless to me lol
     
  9. Lyrrad macrumors member

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    Yes, the new MBA supports the new gestures. See the specs page for the MBA.
     
  10. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Then wanting the glass trackpad in the MBA is useless :D

    If the buttons in the current MBAs are having problems, imagine problems with the glass ones :eek:
     
  11. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    i wasn't bothered about not having the glass track pad. But I would have Totally missed the new 4 finger swipe and questioned buying the air. ( i love multitouch :D)

    So there you go..4 finger swipe and a nice big track pad. Oh and a button too. what's not to like?
     
  12. robotica macrumors 6502a

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  13. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    It's not a new trackpad in the new one, and the old one had multi-touch. I'm sure if it doesn't now, a future update will add 4 finger swipes.
     

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