Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

Summary: Apple's Magic Trackpad bring gestures to the Mac desktop computer. Bill Detwiler cracks open Apple's Multi-Touch trackpad in this teardown gallery.

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  • A total of 12 Phillips screws and two hinges hold the plate to the frame.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • There is another screw at the top of the Magic Trackpad near the battery compartment. This screws doesn't seem to hold anything in place, but appears to a grounding screw for the touch surface.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • The main logic board reveals chips from Broadcom, SST, and Texas Instruments.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Topics: Apple, CXO, Hardware

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  • Yawn...

    What's with these "teardown" stories?

    Seriously, I don't care what the board looks like in a device.
    trickytom2
    • RE: Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

      @trickytom2 Yes, but the "true" tech enthusiasts among us do. We like to see what makes things tick. It also saves us the trouble of taking them apart ourselves to see what's inside of it. :P
      wcecsharp@...
      • Big Deal...

        @wcecsharp@...

        All tech is essentially the same, visually. A clamshell of plastic, a mainboard, and four screws...what a thrill.
        trickytom2
    • RE: Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

      ...double post, crap. :P
      wcecsharp@...