Thursday, October 09, 2008

Is Apple's glass trackpads true?

I've moved this post over to my new WordPress blog, you can comment on it here.

While looking at the invitational graphic that Apple sent out for the event they're holding on October 14th, I noticed that it would be the correct size for the rumored glass trackpad. So I opened Photoshop and placed the image on top of the "leaked photos" of the new next-gen MacBook Pro. I think the rumors are true. Makes sense that other companies couldn't duplicate what Apple could do because of the patents it holds on multi-touch.

Does this mean that this photo of a LED trackpad is true? I would say yes but the disc slot position differs from the other "leaked" images. Hmmm. Maybe two different models. They both have similar features.

==Update 10/09/08==

Macenstein posted something on my blog post tonight.

==Update 10/10/08== has comment on this post but oddly enough, they contributed it to Macenstein and not me.

I took Steph's suggestion and I think that the top rounded corners of the invite are a subtle clue. I noticed that originally but just focused in on the rectangle in the middle. Be that a lesson to you boys and girls, don't do design work when you're in a hurry.

==Update 10/14/08==

Here's the new glass trackpad.

"The new smooth glass Multi-Touch trackpad on the MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro gives users almost 40 percent more tracking area than before, making it even easier to use Multi-Touch gestures like pinch, rotate and swipe. New gestures allow users to activate Exposé® or switch between applications at the touch of a fingertip. The entire trackpad surface is also a button, allowing users to both track and click virtually anywhere on the trackpad. Users can easily enable multiple virtual buttons in software, such as right-clicking."