• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly frustrating to use

    • Written by Geordie K from Fairfax Station

    I have used dozens of pointing devices in the last 30 years and have never had as many problems as with this one. Random clicks happen all the time and half the time instead of a regular click or worse a double click it registers a right click. Scrolling with 2 fingers sometimes causes it to think I am using 3 fingers which it then takes several seconds to recover from. And as for force clicking, previewing is almost never what I want to do. After about 5 minutes of it popping up unexpectedly I disabled it (I find force touch a little frustrating on my iPhone 6s+ too but I got used to it). I hate to sound so negative but the whole reason I use Apple products is for the ease of use factor and this trackpad significantly interferes with my ability to get things done.

    254 of 360 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lag issues

    • Written by Denis K from Chicago

    This trackpad is wonderful in principle and overall a great concept, but there are latency issues where the response time is (at random) a second longer than actual clicks / moves of the cursor. Not sure if this is a hardware issue, or a software issue can correct in the future, but it still results in a frustrating experience. This is especially disappointing given the high price tag, as I was really excited to use this w/ new my MacBook Pro.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple experience yet

    • Written by Jacob S from Pittsburgh

    I've used Apple products my entire life and don't plan on stopping anytime soon, however when I got a Mac Mini I needed to get a new mouse as well, and figured since I've been using a MacBook Pro for the last few years, the trackpad would be just like the trackpad on the MacBook. It's a complete pain to deal with, trying to drag things is a nightmare at best and it feels like the gestures work at random when you try to use them. 100% plan on returning it as soon as possible and trying my luck with the Magic Mouse.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by R. Craig W from Blacksburg

    It works great, but beware the top surface cracks easily. My empty coffee mug tipped over onto the Magic Trackpad 2 and shattered the surface. I couldn't believe that's all it took. Made me wish I still had the original trackpad which was much more rugged.

    37 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about to buy my third magic trackpad in 3 years

    • Written by David K from Pasadena

    the worst. seriously, I'm on my third one since 2015. They just stop working and take on a life off their own. it starts grabbing files and randomly copying files. it clicks on links all by itself ... just randomly. it's a nightmare---the worst apple product ever and I've been around a while. don't do it.

    35 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time or money

    • Written by Roger B from Peoria

    I've been a loyal MacUser since my very first Mac in 1984. I use a late 2013 MacBook Pro running 10.11 El Capital, with the latest Bluetooth and have used the Magic Trackpad for years and it's been great. So I "upgraded" to the Magic Trackpad 2 and it's junk. Scrolling of any kind (two finger anyone?) doesn't work, no one has answers, yet it works just fine with my older Trackpad. It looses the Bluetooth connection randomly.

    Perhaps Apple will fix it - down the road, but the huge number of one-star reviews should tell you something about this product.

    30 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant to slow you down

    • Written by Tamer A from Springfield Gardens

    I believe that any new product or an upgrade to it should deliver an enhancement. Magic Trackpad apparently does the opposite. The pointing is not accurate and the response is quite slow compared to a mouse. I'm not using apps that need that high accuracy such as final cut, the trackpad failed to deliver on Microsoft excel for a starter.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive step backward

    • Written by Don L from Maple Ridge

    This was on my wish list and I got one for Christmas. I didn't expect it because the price is so much higher than the old one.

    What a massive disappointment. First it is WHITE. Nothing else is white any more (the white MacBook was discontinued in 2011). The surface doesn't feel like a Apple touchpad; it feels like someone stuck a screen protector on it. Fingers stick to it. Pinching and swiping is no longer a joy.

    This does not feel or look like a 2015-2016 Apple product.

    34 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is awful

    • Written by Kevin M from San Francisco

    The way this trackpad works is in no way related to the touchpad on my computer. It doesn't select text or windows in the same way, it doesn't register clicks the same way. I have not found any way to change how it works, either. My old Magic Trackpad, the battery operated kind, worked great. This one is incredibly frustrating. It makes me wonder if the people who design Apple products even bother to use them anymore. If they do, I don't see how they could have come up with this dud. In what universe is it a good design principle to have a bluetooth trackpad work differently than the one attached to the machine's keyboard? Do they really think we want to use different clicks and gestures depending on which pointing device we are using? Amazingly bad design.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product - don't waste your money, should be able to give no stars!

    • Written by hazel m O from hagley

    I bought this new trackpad to replace my old one (which was brilliant, but it recently got broken). When you are using it, the cursor gets stuck on items and wont let go ( Had to shut my machine off as the only way to get it off) When you are browsing on websites, It will unexpectedly load new pages as if you'd clicked on them, even if you haven't (its done this repeatedly when I've not been clicking). Then when I've tried to click on a link to open a new page - its wont! It just keeps trying to highlight words and look them up in the dictionary. I've tried adjusting all the settings and various combinations and it doesn't seem to make any difference. Come on apple, you can do better than this

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give this a good review

    • Written by Brian L from Bolton

    The Magic Trackpad 2 would be great if it behaved the way that the MacBook force touch trackpads work, but it doesn't. The touch response is considerably less consistent and the "click" more mushy. Worse though, is it's wireless performance. It disconnects frequently, and even when it is connected, will frequently lag, stutter, jitter, and in general perform strangely. Even the click will lag, which feels extremely unresponsive and ruins the illusion of a physical click. I hope to see a better version of this in the Magic Trackpad 3 whenever that comes. I can only hope that it 1) has usb c. 2) works properly wirelessly. 3) is as responsive as the MacBook version. and 4) comes in something other than white (the white finish is quite difficult to keep clean as it is a user input device)

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible sensitivity towards the edge of the right side

    • Written by Qingnan Y from Los Angeles

    This Magic Trackpad looks good, but it has a really terrible response and sensitivity towards the far-right side, after trying out a few of the trackpad, I realize that this problem exists among all of them, doesn't matter what color the trackpad is, it is such a huge disappointment.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Rafi B from Brooklyn

    Absalutely hate this item!!! as a music producer using logic, the trackpad has literally made me hate musical production it glitches and clicks weird and if you want to do the amazing act of copying and dragging something get ready to die of frustration. I got it because I thought it would be like my MacBook track pad but its nothing like it. I just bought a blue tooth mouse that I've been using because I was about to smash the thing out of frustration. DO NOT BUY THIS. ABSOLUTELY HATE IT!!!!!

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Salvatore F from Hollister

    So I saw the new trackpad come out and saw it was rechargeable which was great I thought, so I bought one. The recharge part is still great, however, the pad itself is awful, so awful that I went back to my original trackpad because it seems to be missing a few gestures that I use frequently, one being the click and drag function. It also has an odd feel too it, not as smooth as the original trackpad. As I type this review, I am using my old trackpad and will be putting the trackpad 2 on ebay.

    27 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by William R from Colorado Springs

    I'm a big fan of Apple products but this was a total miss. The sensitivity of this is great... just not how and where you need it to be. This was a waste of money, the mouse is much better. It's extremely difficult to move things around, to click and drag, and to basically have this function as a track pad. The one built into the MacBookPro is excellent but this was a total miss. I'd recommend saving your money for something else.

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Significantly worse than the original.

    • Written by Mason H from Calgary

    Doesn't register clicks properly, hard to use. It's just worse than the old one in every way.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Troubled Trackpad

    • Written by Charles B from Brookfield

    These new trackpads from Apple are absolutely horrible. I have to constantly restart and even have to delete its bluetooth association to the iMac and then re-run the setup to get it to work correctly. It suffers from the common problem you hear about on the internet of not being able to swipe between pages. Just a mess. Most times it is able to partially show the previous website when you swipe to go back to the previous website but never allows you to perform the gesture. You end of having to use the back arrow to get to the previous page. Apple did a terrible job on these new trackpads.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad 1 is superior, SPACE GRAY 20 DOLLARS MORE EXPENSIVE?!

    • Written by Ege D from New York

    The title says it all. I bought a Trackpad 2 for 120 dollars, saving 20 dollars from the 140 dollar space gray version if you call that saving. Steve Jobs is probably crying in his grave right now. When has Apple turned into a company that charged 20 dollars more for a different color?

    Anyway, got it in order to control my laptop stream via Apple TV from the living room. The range wasn't enough for the Trackpad 2. I refunded it the other day and got a Trackpad 1 the day after. Three times cheaper, smaller and more efficient (who needs that big of a trackpad really?...) AND THE RANGE IS BETTER as it works in the living room.

    You gotta think things through Apple.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be prepared for the worst!

    • Written by Danny L from Singapore

    I bought mine about 1 year 3 months ago and the Taptic Engine decided to give way and not work. Went down to Apple Centre and they told me they don't repair accessories such as Trackpad! The trackpad can still be use but there is no force touch due to the Taptic Engine failure. Talk about saving the environment. Another e-waste go down to the land full of electronic items.

    Apple if you are thinking of saving the earth, all accessories made by Apple should be repairable.

    For those who are thinking of buying any trackpad, PLEASE CHECK THE BACK OF THE PRODUCT BOX MANUFACTURING DATE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE! Some dated as old as 6 months old which could mean it's old stock. Plus just get the white model will do as the dark grey (the more expensive model of the trackpad), works EXACTLY the same as a normal trackpad. So if you spend on a more expensive model and it dies after the 1 year warranty expires, GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

    Don't get me wrong. I love Trackpad and I use it every single day and love every second each time I touch it. When the Force Touch died, it was extremely painful to use!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't touch this product. Overated and suboptimal in performance

    • Written by Keith F

    I bought the Magic Trackpad a few days ago. Nothing Magical about it. If left unatended for more than a few minutes it reverts to not functioning. I have to use my Wacom tablet to resolve functionality.
    Its expensive and given I've only had it for a couple of day, I fear for the future.
    Please don't be tempted. Its unreliable.
    Thanks Apple for the waste of a lot of money!

    23 of 40 people found this useful