2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2010 4:35 PM by Compactc9
Lockon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an Early 2008 white macbook (macbook 4.1) and upgraded to snow leopard recently.
snow leopard boasts 'multi touch for older macbook models' but alas no new multi touch features.

Do i have an older trackpad in my model macbook and if so is it possible to upgrade it via replacing the keyboard/trackpad facia.


Macbook 4.1, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,525 points)
    I believe that your model did not have the multitouch trackpad. I bought my early 2008 MacBook Pro because it was the first MBP to have mutitouch, while the MB did not. At the time, only the Macbook Air had multitouch. AFAIK, the trackpad cannot be upgraded to have multitouch. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

    From the [OSX webpage|http://www.apple.com/macosx/refinements/enhancements-refinements.html]:
    Multi-Touch gestures in older Mac models.
    All Mac notebooks with Multi-Touch trackpads now support three- and four-finger gestures.

    So what I believe this means is that if you had a MB with a multitouch trackpad, you only had two finger gestures. 10.6 upgrades you to three & four finger gestures, but you still needed a mutitouch trackpad.

    [This knowledgebase article|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3857] infers that multitouch was introduced to the non-Pro Macbooks in late 2008.
  • Compactc9 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    On the 2008 Macbook (non Pro) that was the aluminum model which is now the 13" MacBook Pro, not the white one. The white ones didn't get multi-touch until the new white unibody model.