There’s “something quite important” about Apple’s new MacBook Pro line, Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg blogs.

“Apple has added support for multi-touch to the MacBook Pro line, following up on the feature first seen in the MacBook Air. Apple seems pretty serious about this and has filed patents for even more advanced features,” Gartenberg writes. “The Net is going to be some rather interesting applications for the platform.”

“This is really important and underscores the changing nature in user experiences that consumers are likely to see over the next 12-18 months. It’s something that serves to drive the next wave of UI forward and gives Apple some strong differentiation in their products,” Gartenberg writes.

“I’ve already gotten quite used to it and I find it harder to use a non-multi touch enables trackpad on other PCs. This is important as it seems like something Apple is slowly incorporating into products across the line,” Gartenberg writes. [It’ll] be interesting to see how this makes its way into a future iMac.”

Full article here.