The MacBook Pro's new Force Touch Trackpad is great. Pity about the name
The way to impress somebody with Apple’s new trackpad is to have them try to click it when the computer is off. Nothing happens, it’s just an inert piece of glass with just the tiniest amount of give when you press hard on it. Then boot up the Mac and have them try it again. It feels just like any other trackpad on any other Mac. It feels like a normal click.
Unless you know that there’s a new kind of technology underneath that sheet of glass, it doesn’t seem special at all. But then you remember that it did nothing when the computer was off, and then you have a stupid grin on your face and you tell everybody around you that they have to try this thing. And they do, and they’re confused: what’s so magic about this?
Let me explain.
Source:: The Verge