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wippy
Dec 29, 2012, 07:35 AM
is it only me or are other people finding that they are more and more incline to touch the screen for certain tasks? sure it is no something i would do within documents or spreadsheet (that's probably due to the interface not designed for it).... but there are a lot of web browsing actions or within the OS (Launchpad) that my first reaction was to touch the screen rather than to go for the trackpad....

as much as i would love a retina screen for the next revision of the MBA.... I think a touch screen on them would definitely push to to upgrade from my 2011 11".....

am i along in wanting this?



ChristianJapan
Dec 29, 2012, 07:39 AM
Serious: last time in my company I tried to touch my Windows 7 desktop screen to switch to Outlook. That second I thought: I really need vacation.

(But I also would like to have touch support; soon Windows 8 will be rolled out in my company, there is hope).

wippy
Dec 29, 2012, 07:53 AM
Serious: last time in my company I tried to touch my Windows 7 desktop screen to switch to Outlook. That second I thought: I really need vacation.


LOL... good to know I'm not alone... i find that i touch the screen on Windows as well... guess the iPad have trained me too well.....

washburn
Dec 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
hopefully never

old-wiz
Dec 29, 2012, 08:22 PM
There are already numerous threads arguing about this. A search would find quite a few. It's been done to death.

Abazigal
Dec 29, 2012, 10:13 PM
Not I for one.

Perhaps it is just force of habit, but if I am typing on a bluetooth keyboard linked to my ipad, I find it quite cumbersome to have to raise my hand to tap on an icon to do something.

I doubt I would see much use in a touchscreen if Apple ever included one.

Mrbobb
Dec 29, 2012, 10:18 PM
Not me.

Even when I see a piece of dirt on the screen, I don't want to touch it because my finger's grease may get it worse.

GGJstudios
Dec 29, 2012, 10:23 PM
I think a touch screen on them would definitely push to to upgrade from my 2011 11".....

am i along in wanting this?
It's very unlikely you'll never see one, as touchscreen on a vertical screen is horrible ergonomics. This has been discussed ad nauseam in this forum.

Will the next Macbook Pro have a touch screen? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1495723)
touchscreen? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1484381)
Touch Screen on Next MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1436068)
Touchscreen iMac - as likely as a refrigerator with toaster (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1415881)
Anybody think a touch screen iMac will be coming soon? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1346465)
Will there be touch screen on the macbook air? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1317315)
Next Macbook will be Touch Screen (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1366423)

yinz
Dec 30, 2012, 01:05 AM
laptops don't need to be touchscreen. They need better battery technology.