A growing mass of people have been reporting that the omni-button trackpads on the new MacBooks are glitchy—every 50 or so clicks, the trackpad will stop responding for a few seconds at a time, even to hard clicks. Whether it's a hardware or software issue hasn't been officially confirmed by Apple, but a supposed email response from Steve Jobs promises simply, "Software fix coming soon." This isn't the first time there have been trackpad issues with Apple notebooks, but we haven't had any problems with our new MacBooks or Pros. What about you guys? [AppleInsider]
I always thought it had something to do with the calibration for the pad to tell the difference between a resting(?) thumb, and an intentional click. Most of the instances of failure come when I'm trying to click with the side of my thumb (doing a command+click is a good example of when that comes up), or when I'm trying to drag by holding down the clickpad with the side of my thumb, and moving another finger.
It seems like a simple enough software problem, so I haven't been too worried about this getting fixed. It'll be refreshing when it finally does happen, though.