Will this work with any of the Macbook/Macbook pro line?

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    NO!

    Can't even get it to tap.

    Just bought it for my old black MacBook running OSX 10.6.4 because it doesn't have a multi-touch trackpad.

    This absolutely does not work with it.

    I can get it to function as a standard mouse, i.e. hard click and double-click and moving the cursor. But no multi-touch input. No pinching. No scrolling. No control-click.

    I actually get more functionality out of my built-in trackpad.

    Waste of money and I'm very disappointed.

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  • Requirements:
    * Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer
    * Two AA batteries (included)
    * Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.4 and latest software update

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  • The real answer is MAYBE.
    I just bought one for my 1 year old Mac book. I upgraded to OSx 10.6.4 and it would only function as a basic mouse after setup. None of the multi-finger swiping features work. The first warning was that after the software update, the setup proceedure says to go into "system preferences - trackpad" and to click on "setup bluetooth trackpad" Well - no such button appears in that section. I went to the bluetooth icon and had it search for devices. It found the track pad, but then it only ran with minimal functions.
    The track pad built into the mac remains the dominant track pad.

    So - thinking that maybe it was the mac book, I took it home and tried setting it up on my 3 year old desktop mac. I went though the OS upgrade etc. Well, no trackpad feature showed up in the System preferences and the bluetooth could not find it at all.

    The upshot is that if you have a recent model macbook pro, it will probably work just fine. If you have a cheaper mac - probably not.

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  • Yes it does work. However you need the software update BEFORE you try to pair it. The "Software Update" did not offer me an update for trackpad, so I had to search for "trackpad" in the Apple downloads to find it (can't seem to post a url here). It works beautifully.

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  • Yes it is fully functional
    I am running OS X 10.6 on a 2 1/2 year old 2009 Macbook white.


    Works awesomely
    I am overwhelmed at the usefulness of this. I thought the magic Mouse was the end all be all, not so, I have not touched the magic mouse since I paired this Magic trackpad to my Macbook. every function works as it is supposed to.

    I would like to figure away to shut off the built in track pad, when the Magic track pad is in use. I never cared much for the built in pad

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  • Yes, but you first need to install (1) OS 10.6.4 and (2) a separate trackpad update. Apple won't let us post URLs here, so to find it, go to Support > Downloads, search for "trackpad," then look for the "Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0" download.

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  • Absolutely. Apple just released a software update on 7/27/10 for it to have more capabilities while attached to the MacBook/MacBook Pro line.

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  • As long as you're running Snow Leopard 10.6.4

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  • [from Apple.com] Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one on any Mac computer — even a notebook.

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  • It's a Bluetooth accessory so it should work with any Mac models including MacBooks and MacBook Pros

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  • From the product page:

    "Minimum Requirements

    A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology"

    I think that answers the question pretty clearly

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  • Hi yes it will work with any of the products in the Macbook/Macbook pro line.

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  • dude. see above

    "A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology"

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  • Yes. It states on the Magic Trackpad page it is compatible with Apple notebooks. As long as your notebook has Bluetooth and meets the required system specifications, they should work fine together.

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  • It would seem logical that it would work with any 10.6.4 system that has bluetooth and an applicable 'latest software update' as stated in the requirements on the bottom of the product page

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  • Yes

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  • Yes, it will. If you read the description you'll see it works using bluetooth, which the MacBook line supports.

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