Apple Magic Trackpad – Desktop Multi-Touch Input Device ReleasedWritten by Rob Nichols on July 27, 2010 · Filed under Tech
If you have been milling around the Internet for the past few hours you will undoubtedly have heard that the Apple store has indeed been down after we covered the rumours of the Apple computing product updates yesterday. There have been rumours invading tech blogs over the past couple of months surrounding the release of a new ‘Magic Trackpad’ and many were curious as to the reality of the device. However, wonder no more as the Cupertino firm has today officially unveiled it.
The US store is back online, whilst we are still awaiting confirmation here in the UK, but the Magic Trackpad will not be bundled with any iMac or Mac Pro, instead it is a $69 accessory, which initially seems a bit extortionate, but we come to accept that as Apple fans and in spite of the early complaints about the price level, millions adopt the products anyway.
The Magic Trackpad is identical to the one found in the Macbook Pro, for those that are familiar, but those who are not it is a compact, glass trackpad, which allows multi-touch including 2-finger scrolling, pinch-to-zoom and much more.
Having used a Macbook Pro for the past few months with the multi-touch functionality, I would happily admit that I probably couldn’t do my day-to-day computing without it anymore and still be content. It really is such a wonderful experience, particularly when browsing the web or using apps which incorporate the necessary support.
So head on over to the US Apple store and check it out, it is a fascinating device to say the least, it’s safe to say that Apple are certainly bringing more of their touch and gesture controls to their Mac desktop computing range now they have this trackpad and the Apple Magic Mouse that are touch-based input devices.
From checking the Apple Store (UK), the Magic Trackpad‘s official price is £59 and is available to buy now.
Via – Engadget