Apple Prepping Magic Trackpad

| Rumor

Apple is apparently ready to surprise attendees during today’s World Wide Developers Conference keynote event with a new multi-touch input device dubbed Magic Trackpad. An unnamed source claiming to be testing the device reports it connects to your Mac via Bluetooth, and supports gestures and handwriting recognition, according to Engadget.

Support for the idea that Apple has been working on a trackpad version of its Magic Mouse comes from a trademark application for the Magic Trackpad name, although so far there isn’t any evidence that the company plans to introduce the device at WWDC.

Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference is scheduled to run from June 7 through June 11 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. A keynote event hosted by company CEO Steve Jobs starts at 10AM pacific time today, where the next generation iPhone is expected to be unveiled.

Be sure to check in Monday morning at TMO’s live event coverage Web page, and check out our live event coverage on Twitter, too.

Comments

Mikhail

I would really like to have a Trackpad for my Mac Mini, I love it on my Mac Book Pro and miss it every time when I?m in the living room.

FlipFriddle

Hmmm. It’s an interesting idea. I’ve never tried one but I wonder how the gestures translate on the desktop OS. I have a Wacom tablet already so I’m not sure my desk has enough space, but once they’re in the Apple store I’ll have to give it a go. I’m also sure that if the leak is true, the place testing the device will not be testing Apple devices any longer. smile

xmattingly

YES!!! If it’s a “plussed” version of the track pad already on Apple’s notebooks (ala iPhone/iPad), I’ll be in line the day it hits stores. I’ve been waiting for Apple to do something like this for quite a while.

FlipFriddle

What do you mean by “plussed?”

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

Tragic MacPad.

Lee Dronick

What do you mean by ?plussed??

I guess that it is the opposite of nonplussed. As Edna Krabappel said in regards to the the use of embiggen in Springfield’s town motto, “It is a perfectly cromulent word.  What is cool is that both embiggen and cromulent can be found using the OSX Dictionary Wikipedia. smile

On Friday I received my new MacBook Pro, which replaced an old iBook, and I a already loving the trackpad.

xmattingly

Haha, that’s what I get for typing something that only makes sense in a quick response.

Excellent Simpsons references; you can’t ever go wrong with that. I did not find embiggen or cromulent in the OS Dictionary though, for what it’s worth.

The track pads on the unibody MacBook are freakin’ fantastic. Definitely one of the best pieces of Apple hardware in recent times. Which is why I’d be pretty excited about an enlarged desktop version of that track pad.

Lee Dronick

I did not find embiggen or cromulent in the OS Dictionary though, for what it?s worth.


Not the Dictionary itself, but the Wiki pane of the Dictionary. I wonder how soon it will be before embiggen and cromulent will be in “official” dictionaries.

The track pads on the unibody MacBook are freakin? fantastic. Definitely one of the best pieces of Apple hardware in recent times. Which is why I?d be pretty excited about an enlarged desktop version of that track pad.

Yes, it would be a nice option,

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