TrackPad Falsely Advertised by Apple

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Resist, Oct 26, 2010.

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  1. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    "The entire trackpad is the button, so you can click anywhere."

    I copied the above statement directly from the Apple site. Why does Apple say things that just are not true? You can't click anywhere on the trackpad, because the trackpad is hinged, so the top area can't be clicked.

    I really like my 13" Macbook Pro, but get sick of the false advertising.
  2. tiwizard macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
  3. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    The top part is clickable. You just have to push really hard on thin glass.
  4. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2010
    San Francisco
    You can click anywhere except a very very small area along the top. Would "The entire trackpad except a very very small area along the top is the button, so you can click anywhere." sound better? If there is a large area that is unable to be clicked, there is something wrong.
  5. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    It's certainly tappable, if that matters, preserve your clicks!
  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    can we start a class action lawsuit?

    we will settle for free iPods for everyone.
  7. ValientHimself macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2007
    You can also turn on the "Tap to Click" option under mouse gestures in System Preferences... and that way, you will be able to "click" anywhere you like on the trackpad. Silly issue to complain about anyways.
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002

    OP, you might want to have it looked at.
  9. budman1961 macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2010
    Are you friggin kidding me???:confused:
  10. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Actually that area is not clickable, because of how it works, maybe tappable but not clickable. So at least that area is still useful for tap effects.

    I'm not saying I don't like the trackpad or Apple, I just think Apple shouldn't say things that aren't true in their advertising. Because the first thing I noticed when getting my Macbook Pro was how I couldn't click the top area. And I was thinking how Apple had said the entire trackpad was clickable.
  11. BurningJah macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2010
    It most certainly is clickable! and most of the time you aren't even near the top of the trackpad! ( my opinion )
  12. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Well when I press my trackpad at the very top near the metal edge, it will not click. And this makes sense to me because the mechanism is hinged there. It will click however, about an inch down from the top.

    Apple specifically said you can click anywhere on the trackpad, so unless my trackpad is defective, their claim is not true. And again, I am not an Apple hater, just calling it as I see it.
  13. infdarknite macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    is it different from the earlier models? because mine is definitely clickable just a lot harder for those with weaker fingers i suppose.. since i bodybuild and have a hard time making it click..
  14. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    :apple: > System Properties > Trackpad > Tap to Click

  16. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Okay so I ate some spinach and what do you know.....I got it to click. :)

    I tried using the tap to click option, but it's to sensitive for my needs.
  17. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    Hire the most expensive lawyer you can possibly find and sue!
  18. Chris.J macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    Who uses the click anyway? Far too much effort.

    I use tap to click so it works like the iPhone. Mine seems to need a reasonable amount of effort to click. Not like it's stiff or anything, but more than any other latop buttons usually need.

    I'm suprised at Apple, having spent millions in R&D to find the perfect frictional co-efficients for the touchpad, didn't quite get the click right.

    Want to go halves on a lawyer?
  19. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I checked this with several 2010 15" MBP. The entire trackpad is NOT 1 button.

    The top part can't be clicked. And I'm not talking about tappping ofcourse.

    It's still false advertisement.
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Thank God you confirmed that.

    ****ing Apple. I'm so sick and tired of them. Seriously.

    My macs will be posted for sale today.
  21. DJ-R macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2010
    Try to click at the very bottom of the trackpad. Like 0.5 cm of the edge then go press top part of the trackpad about 0.5 from the edge.

    That small edge cannot be press down. I believe that is the part to secure holding the track pad glass. Otherwise that trackpad will fly off during transport because it is not like the keyboard buttons.

    it doesn't have hinges on the side to slide it under the UniBody to prevent it to fall out. The Glass surface is one whole flat piece. It only depends the hinge which is glued under the glass to be held on securely.
  22. mxulive macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    I am on the 13.3". The top part does click, but I have to press really hard.
  23. steviem macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2006
    New York, Baby!
    Have you heard of the term 'roid rage'? I'm pretty sure steroids will be a bad idea.

    I don't think it's a big deal, and in all honesty - tell me that Apple don't make the best trackpads available...
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Dude, keep fighting the good fight!

  25. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008

    It kills me when I use one of my friend's PC and touch that rough piece of plastic :eek: that is barely big enough to even fit your finger, let alone move it!
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