things that Apple does well and others that it does not so well.
But when it comes to hardware one of the things it does very well is
touch.Even as WWDC prepares to kick off with Apple CEO Steven
P. Jobs' keynote
address at 1 P.M. EST, its star product may have already leaked,
and it unsurprisingly leverages Apple's touch legacy.Multiple
sources are reporting that Apple will unveil a product dubbed
Trackpad" according to Engadget.
The device follows in Apple's penchant for the using the word "magic"
to describe is products -- as evidenced by Jobs's descriptions of the
iPad which constantly describe it as magical and Apple's Magic
mouse.Will the Magic Trackpad deliver users a magical
experience? Apple is reportedly packing all the functionality
of the Magic Mouse into the device, handwriting recognition support,
and all the touch gestures available on its Macbook Pro. The
device reportedly is Apple's latest effort to differentiate its
desktops as a superior experience to the PC.There are no
wires attached, as the device communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Leaked images show a device with Chinese lettering on it, indicating
that it was likely manufactured at the infamous
Shenzhen plant run by Foxconn.We'll update you later
on price, a complete features run-down, and availability, assuming
the rumors indeed prove true.