the Magic Trackpad name
before, and we've even
gotten a glimpse of what the device
might be -- a larger, Bluetooth-enabled multitouch surface designed to bring all of
the gestural and multitouch capability
found on the iDevices and MacBooks to the desktop itself. Now, Engadget
that it appears
the FCC has approved testing
of such a device for Apple --
a "Bluetooth trackpad"
that's reportedly set for production. The testing was actually done in October of last year, but FCC filings have risen into public view, which means that Apple could finally unveil the device as soon as later this week.
Not much is known about the actual device (with the model number A1339), but presumably it would be used as a larger touch surface for Bluetooth-enabled computers. Does that mean Apps on the Mac, or, at the very least, actual multitouch testing for iPhone development? We'll have to wait and see.
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Capacitive [finger] (Multi-touch, Gestures)
Active input area
5.125 x 4.25 inches
0.72 x 5.12 x 5.17 in