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Magic Trackpad 2 on a Mid-2012 Mac Pro?

My Mid-2012 Mac Pro doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0. I haven't been able to use Continuity on it, ever.

That doesn't bother me too much.

But, I was looking to upgrade to the Magic Trackpad 2 today, and saw that it requires Bluetooth 4.0, and so now I'm looking to upgrade this relatively recent Mac Pro with some newer hardware.

Some things I've discovered and questions I have to ask:

  • How to get Continuity working on an older unsupported Mac - It says Continuity, but since it's basically adding BT 4.0, it should be the same thing. And if I can get Continuity, too, cool.
  • dokterdok/Continuity-Activation-Tool - Great, but I have to disable SIP to run the tool, and I may not get the right kind of Bluetooth dongle.
  • Looks like the best bet would be to find BCM94360CD. Yes? The card? Just replace it and I don't need to do anything else?
  • Those cards seem tough to come by, and they might require a mini Pci-e adapter? That feels like too much effort.
  • Will just a Bluetooth dongle let this trackpad work if I don't care at all about Continuity?

The last question may very well be the one I care most about.

2 Responses to "Magic Trackpad 2 on a Mid-2012 Mac Pro?"

  1. I believe you can use it as a USB trackpad if you leave it connected via Lightning cable all the time. I’m pretty sure that was mentioned in a few reviews I read.

  2. Yes, I think that does work, but I like not having to tie up a USB port just to use a trackpad. That's so late 2000s. 🙂