Apple announced its new MacBook and MacBook Pro few days back with some cool changes in hardware and software both. The latest technology we are going to discuss here is Force Touch trackpad introduced by Apple which adds more new options on OS X. The Force Touch trackpad on MacBook and MacBook Pro is made as pressure sensitive and can differentiate between the soft press and the hard press. With this new Force Touch trackpad you will be able to Force Click different items to perform different actions.
If you want to wait for 12-inch MacBook it is almost a month to get your hands on it but you can use the Force Touch trackpad on 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro now to get used to with this latest technology of Force Click.
In older MacBooks, we had to phyicallly press the glass pad to use it as a mouse but the latest Force Touch trackpad is equipped with four sensors under it making it completely flat surface. You can use the click feature like normal with the Force Touch trackpad but to get the ‘Force Click effect’, you will have to hard press and a little longer and the magic will begin.
We have brought this cool Video by Dom Esposito at YouTube, which shows us 15 hidden Force Click tricks we can perform. While there are more features we can perform with the Force Click using the Force Touch trackpad, these are only some of the tricks to tell us what we can do with this latest technology.
Apple described the new ForceTouch trackpads as ‘diving board’ design, where we have four sensors at the four corners of the pad. This way you can click anywhere on the pad and will reduce the chances of click denials or missed clicks. The Force Touch trackpad will not treat all the clicks equal, instead it will decide on the basis of the force of the tap if it is a hard press or a soft press and perform the respective actions. You can ‘hard press’ on an address field to bring the map of the location or get some details from Wikipedia for a word if using Safari.
Apple plans to bring more customization with 3rd party apps in the future releases of OS X for Force Touch trackpad. Will this latest technology bring an end to Click and double click? Do not decide yet first enjoy the video and then share your thoughts in the comments section.