So no Apple pencil support on the trackpad?

Stayfly2407

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did anyone hear of any mention of being able to use the apple pencil on this big trackpad? also does anyone know if iMovie works on that touch bar?
 

Abaganov

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No and they would for sure have mention it if it was.
shame though, specially consider the size of that thing
 

terminator-jq

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The size of the trackpad is massive! There has to be a reason for that. Maybe there are some new gestures that take advantage of the larger size. Last I checked, no one was complaining about the size of the previous generations trackpad, so there must be a reason for enlarging it.
 

New_Mac_Smell

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From the tech specs;

  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
Was pressure-sensitive drawing in the last one? If it has it, I can see a reason for a larger trackpad. But using my finger to 'draw'? o_O
 
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kougra6541

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Pressure sensitive drawing is mentioned in the tech specs for the regular 12inch MacBook too. So I wouldn't have any hopes up that there's  Pencil support on these new models :/

I wish that was a feature too though!
 

SRTM

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From the tech specs;

  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
Was pressure-sensitive drawing in the last one? If it has it, I can see a reason for a larger trackpad. But using my finger to 'draw'? o_O
so any kind of drawing device would work technically? just not apple pencil
 

peakman

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Feb 5, 2016
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Maybe Apple Pencil 2?
Which may announce along new version of iPads next year?
 
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