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Apple releases Magic Trackpad support drivers

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue July 27, 2010

Downloads available for Mac and Windows

Apple has released several drivers that bring support for the company's new Magic Trackpad. Mac and Windows users will be able to take advantage of the standalone trackpad, which supports the entire range of MacBook gestures such as two-finger scrolling and three-finger swiping.

The drivers are now available directly from Apple's website or via Software Update. The Magic Trackpad can be purchased from the Apple Store for $69. [Mac download - 75MB] [Windows 32-bit download - 6.6MB] [Windows 64-bit download - 4MB]

by MacNN Staff



  1. Uncommon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Windows support

    The Windows downloads are labeled as Boot Camp updates. Do they work on regular PCs? Do they support gestures?

  1. ttate90303

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Added features for MacBook/MacBook Pro

    You can now use inertial scrolling and 3 finger dragging. Pretty handy. Check the support page to find out if it covers your Mac.

  1. mach2joe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No handwriting recognition support?

    It seems that the new trackpad doesn't support handwriting recognition. What is that? It is an essential feature for a lot of oversea Macbook users.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Years ago with 10.2 or 10.3, Apple touted this great 'new' technology built-in to OS X. It's called Ink. And it is still there. And it does handwriting recognition. And you would think that, one day, Apple might actually try to utilize it for some purpose.

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