Magic Trackpad

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Magic Trackpad
Apple Magic Trackpad
The Magic Trackpad
ManufacturerApple Inc.
TypeMulti-touch trackpad[1]
Release dateJuly 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
DiscontinuedOctober 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
Operating systemMac OS X Snow Leopard v 10.6.4 and higher
ConnectivityBluetooth 2.0
PowerTwo AA batteries
Dimensions5.1 in x 5.2 in[2]
Mass4.94 oz.
SuccessorMagic Trackpad 2
Related articlesMagic Mouse

The Magic Trackpad is a multi-touch trackpad produced by Apple Inc. Announced on July 27, 2010, it was 80% larger than the trackpad found on the then-current MacBook family of laptops.

A new version called the Magic Trackpad 2[3] came out on October 13, 2015.


The Magic Trackpad is made of glass and aluminium. The trackpad is designed in the same style as Apple's Wireless Keyboard[4] and can sit flush to it.[5] The entire trackpad can be used as a button. Pressing down on it puts pressure on two circular feet below to register a click.[6] The trackpad connects via Bluetooth.[7] The Magic Trackpad 2 is fully rechargeable using a Lightning cable.[4]

Release and reception[edit]

Initial reviews of the trackpad lauded its design but not its price.

Scott Stein of CNET wrote: "Apple's $69 Bluetooth device is minimalist and not particularly cheap"; "We're not sure we'd ditch our mouse and use the Magic Trackpad, but it's a compact solution for the touch-addicted."[5]

Macworld also praised the trackpad's design similarity with the Apple Wireless Keyboard: "The Magic Trackpad is the same height and angle of inclination as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, making them a good fit, in terms of size and style."[6]

Operating system support[edit]


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  3. ^ "Apple Updates iMac Family with Stunning New Retina Displays". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
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  5. ^ a b Stein, Scott (April 7, 2010). "Hands-on look at Apple Magic Moo_ Trackpad | Crave – CNET". CNET. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Hands on with Apple's Magic Trackpad | Input Devices". Macworld. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  7. ^ "Magic Trackpad – The Multi-Touch trackpad for your desktop". Apple Inc. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  8. ^ "Multitouch/AppleMagicTrackpad - Ubuntu Wiki". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Multitouch/Ginn - Ubuntu Wiki". Retrieved October 25, 2017.

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