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Neeaaaaahhgghhhhh!!!! ---Apple!

Posted: 16 Aug 2005, 20:45
by ken gray
Well, look at this...
multifinger gestures on the new G4 laptops!

Not saying Apple is our culprit; just's real suspicious.

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Posted: 16 Aug 2005, 21:38
by Rqyteqto
This was noted previously (forum/viewtopic.php?t=160), my take is why should Apple bother with just a minimal scrolling function on a small touch pad when they could install the Mac'n'Touch keypad, which is already set to go. If they had bought the whole enchilada, they could offer the Mac'n'Touch key'pad as an alternative, or using the iGesture as a separate add-on graphics/mousing tablet. Sort of like buying a chinese restaurant to get some chopsticks. But as I pointed out previously, Apple folks do march to a different drummer, so there's no telling.


Posted: 16 Aug 2005, 23:53
by phill
Isn't Apple using the Alps Glidepoint touch pad? Doesn't it have multi-touch capabilities?