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“Magic” Trackpad Misses the Point

I don’t imagine that Apple’s new “magic” trackpad will feel at all like the touch experience of the iPhone and iPad. The beauty of a touch surface is that you’re virtually touching the user interface itself. Apple’s new trackpad is a useful alternative to the mouse, but it’s still just an indirect interface to the computing environment. Will Apple produce a touch-screen iMac and external display? It would likely tire the arm to repeatedly reach for the screen.

Apple Brings (Magic) Multitouch to the Computer