15-inch Force Touch MacBook Pro to feature the new Force Touch trackpad; To go on sale on 27th May
Looking for a 15-inch Force Touch MacBook Pro? Well, your wait may be over. Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad is likely to go on sale on Wednesday.
MacG, a French blog site reported the news, attaching the information on “reliable sources,” as translated by 9to5Mac. If the rumor is anything that one has to go by, the updated laptop would likely include the new Force Touch trackpad, which reacts differently depending on how much much pressure you apply to the surface. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro would join the ranks of 12-inch MacBook and the 13-inch MacBook Pro in providing the new Force Touch trackpad.
Apple’s standard trackpads gets a new type of sensitivity with Force Touch, where people trace and tap with their fingers to change the position of the cursor on the laptop’s screen or to start actions in software applications. The technology is pressure-sensitive, so for example, a light press might select a word on a web page in Safari. At the same time, a deep press based on Apple’s Force Touch gestures may bring up a Wikipedia entry on that word. Force Touch is the latest feature created to provide Apple’s MacBooks a greater competitive edge over rival laptops.
The Force Touch trackpad also provides touch feedback, which you can feel after performing a certain task. Force Touch further has four sensors that allows you to click the trackpad anywhere including its top edge, so it will reply no matter where your finger touches. Few reports suggest that the Force Touch technology may pop up on the screens of the new iPhones too.
The most attractive feature in Force Touch is perhaps the redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro. According to 9to5Mac, the new version is also likely to have upgrades to its Intel Core processor as well as the graphics processing unit, adding up to a overall speedier performance. In March, the 13-inch MacBook Pro was treated to a small processor upgrade, as Apple upgraded the CPU to Intel’s fifth-generation Core i-series, formerly code known as Broadwell.
However, there’s one more small piece of information which is reportedly in the works this week. 9to5Mac cites MacG as saying that Apple may also launch a new version of its 27-inch iMac desktop on Wednesday. While no information was available on this new model, the non-Retina Display model most likely is in line for an upgrade as suggested by 9to5Mac.