OSX Lion mac compatibility (multitouch gestures).

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

  1. lilith2014 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011

    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

    Mar 14, 2008

    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

    Jun 7, 2011
    Thank you,

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

    Mar 14, 2008
  5. fattire357 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2011
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Late 08 was the first model with the buttonless trackpad, but the immediately previous model had multi touch as well.
  7. takeitlikeaditc macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011

    mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    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

    Mar 14, 2008
    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

    Nov 16, 2008
    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

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    Your in the Macbook Pro "forum"... there's a separate Macbook forum.
  12. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    I got here from Forum Spy and didn't notice that. *facepalm* I'll be leaving now....

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