OSX Lion mac compatibility (multitouch gestures).

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lilith2014, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. lilith2014 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz

    I would like to know if this mac's trackpad is compatible to use the multitouch gestures of the new OS?

    There is any other thing I should know about compatibilities issues before I buy it?

    Sorry if I am ignorant in this, your help is highly appreciated.:eek:
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No.

    Only the last generation non-unibody MBP's(early 2008) have multi-touch, and it is due to a hardware change, not a software one. They might be able to do inertial scrolling, and that's it.
     
  3. lilith2014 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you,

    Can I upgrade the trackpad for a new one or there is not such thing?
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No.
     
  5. fattire357 macrumors regular

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    edit: hah, just kidding, answer is above...

    Wait, seriously? When did Apple start making the multi-touch pad they have in current models?
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Late 08 was the first model with the buttonless trackpad, but the immediately previous model had multi touch as well.
     
  7. takeitlikeaditc macrumors newbie

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    so I have the macbook pro with the button and multitouch - will I be able to use gestures if I install lion?
     
  8. mgmusicman94, Jun 26, 2011
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    mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    So my Early 2008 MacBook will be compatible? I mean I have 2 finger scrolling and all that. Isn't that multitouch?

    Edit: Never mind. Just looked up my computer on Mactracker and for the early 2008 model it says: "Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling." So I guess I'm out of luck.
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I have the early 2008. Last generation without the unibody. I have multi-touch. Macbook Pro 4,1.

    Check your Macbook Pro generation: Apple/About This Mac/More Info, the second line will tell you the generation. If you have a 4,1 or later, you have multi-touch gestures. If you have a 3 or earlier, only 2 finger scroll is possible, true multi-touch such as pinch to zoom, 3/4 finger swipes are only available on the 4,1 and later.
     
  10. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a pro. Just a MacBook. I guess I didn't realize everyone in this thread was talking about Pros.
     
  11. Durious macrumors 6502

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    Your in the Macbook Pro "forum"... there's a separate Macbook forum.
     
  12. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    I got here from Forum Spy and didn't notice that. *facepalm* I'll be leaving now....
     

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