Magic Trackpad
Magic Trackpad 2.jpg
Rear view of a second-generation Magic Trackpad with the power switch at left and Lightning port at center
ManufacturerApple Inc.
Release dateOctober 13, 2015; 6 years ago (2015-10-13)
InputMulti-touch matte glass surface, with Force Touch and Taptic Engine
ConnectivityBluetooth 3.0, Lightning connector[1]
PowerRechargeable Li-Po Battery (2024 mAh)
Dimensions0.19–0.43 inch (0.49–1.09 cm) x 6.3 inch (16.0 cm) x 4.52 inches (11.49 cm)
Mass0.51 pound (0.231 kg)
PredecessorMagic Trackpad
WebsiteMagic Trackpad at Apple

The second-generation Magic Trackpad (initially marketed as Magic Trackpad 2) is a multi-touch and Force Touch trackpad produced by Apple Inc. It was announced on October 13, 2015 alongside the Magic Keyboard and second-generation Magic Mouse, and replaces the first-generation Magic Trackpad.

Description

The second-generation Magic Trackpad is similar to its predecessor, with the key differences being a larger form factor,[2][3] rechargeable lithium-ion battery[4] and Force Touch. The trackpad also provides haptic feedback via Apple's built-in Taptic Engine that is also used in MacBook trackpads.[5] The Lightning connector is used for charging and pairing.[6]

The second-generation Magic Trackpad has been made available in a large variety of colors. A space gray color was introduced with the iMac Pro in 2017, alongside a color-matching Magic Keyboard; both were later made available as standalone purchases.[7] iPadOS 13.4 introduced mouse support to iPads for the first time, and supports all functionality of the second-generation Magic Trackpad.

A variety of pastel colors were introduced in 2021 to match the colors of the M1 iMac. Additionally, standalone purchases now include a USB-C to Lightning cable, instead of USB-A. The space gray color was replaced by a black color with a silver aluminum finish in 2022, which was originally only available bundled with the third-generation Mac Pro.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Review". Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Magic Trackpad 2". Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Apple Magic Trackpad 2". Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Apple's New Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Force Touch Trackpad Are All Rechargeable". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Magic Trackpad 2 Teardown". 15 October 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Review: Apple's Magic Keyboard + Magic Trackpad 2 add precision and power, lose compatibility". Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Apple Now Selling Standalone Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2". MacRumors. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  8. ^ SEA, Mashable (9 March 2022). "Apple launched a new Magic Mouse, and yes, it still charges from the bottom". Mashable SEA. Retrieved 1 July 2022.