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Cracking Open the Apple Magic Trackpad

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Apple Magic Trackpad in this teardown gallery. And, take the poll and tell us if the Trackpad will ever replace the mouse.

With the iPhone's release, Apple introduced the masses to Multi-Touch (using multiple-finger gestures to navigate the device's UI). In 2008, they brought Multi-Touch to laptops with the launch of the Macbook Air and updates to the MacBook Pro. In 2010, Apple is trying to bring Multi-Touch to the desktop, with the Magic Trackpad.

Come along as Bill Detwiler cracks open the Apple Magic Trackpad in this teardown gallery.

Apple Magic Trackpad teardown gallery

Update 12/19/2011: This post originally appeared in our TR Dojo blog.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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