Apple Prepping Magic Trackpad

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.

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