Why don't apple use the iPhone screen as a trackpad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thecritix, May 31, 2009.

  1. thecritix macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2006
    West London, England
    I'd love to see that.

    Imagine being able to customise what buttons you have, maybe incorporate the dock in there or something.

    So many possibilities, I feel at the moment Apple are at the top o f the league against the competition at the bottom.

    They need to kick it up a gear, get themselves into a higher league and really blow them out of the water in my opinion to continue to justify the 'Apple tax'

    In my opinion they also need to bring a bit of 'pezaz' to the computer lineup, the under the hood improvements of Snow Leopard will be very useful but a little bland, something like this would have people coming into the apple store again to try them out.
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Try downloading Air Mouse. It does just that. Even two finger scroll. :)
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Something like this?

    I would buy this in an instant. The iphone buttons could change depending on what application you are using. The only problem being that everytime a new iphone comes out with a slightly different design you would need to buy a new keyboard dock.

    Just had a thought you could even use it as a trackpad on the keyboard.

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  4. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Im using an app called "Touchpad" which turn the iPhone screen into a trackpad:).

    It also has an option called "screenview", which projects the screen to the iPhone and i can access my umbp from everywhere basicaly.
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Well when there was talk of "glass trackpads" on the rumor mill people went absolutely NUTS thinking that glass = see through + willy wonka = LCD trackpad. It would have been cool, but too distracting.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Damn I wish my computer came with umpa lumpas.
  7. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2008
    having a dock for the iphone in a keyboard might be a little bit clunky. Like what happens when someone calls?

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