pointerLa tastiera (e il trackpad) dei nuovi MacBook

Jason Snell l’ha trovata simile a quella virtuale degli iPad, con i tasti che richiedono zero pressione per registrare l’input:

Using the keyboard for a few minutes did make me realize that my current typing style, honed over years using Apple’s current keyboard designs, includes a lot of force (and even a flourish after my fingertip initially strikes a key) in every stroke. With the MacBook keyboard, all I needed was to tap the key—no extra flourish or force—for the keystroke to register. It actually felt like a cross between typing on my MacBook Air’s keyboard and typing on an iPad screen. If I can unlearn my keystroke muscle memory, I might come to accept it. But it’s definitely going to take some adaptation.

Da notare come le lettere dei tasti della tastiera siano ora in San Francisco (lo stesso font dell’Apple Watch):

MacBook Keyboard

Mentre sempre riguardo la pressione, il nuovo trackpad può registrarla. Non essendo il click più meccanico, può ora essere controllato via software. Nel caso di QuickTime, pigiando forte su indietro (nel filmato) la velocità aumenta, mentre allentando la pressione il filmato si “riavvolge” più lentamente.

Apple’s new Force Click gesture—also known as clicking with more force—is an addition to the gestural toolbox of Mac laptop users. The Force Click isn’t a control-click, it’s a new thing that, at least for now, does things like bring up dictionary definitions in Safari and using Apple’s Data Detectors technology to bring up contextual information in other apps. A Force Click on a file in the Finder kicks off a Quick Look. Again, developers will have to figure out how to support this gesture, but it could bring an added dimension to trackpad-based interfaces.