I saw a 27" TOUCH Screen iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mikebike125, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I went to the auto show here in Charlotte and over at the Nissan display they had 4 or 5 iMacs but I didn't see any keyboards or mice near them. I looked at the screen and decided to touch it and then I saw the mouse move! I was able to scroll around and double tap on the screen pretty much everything I would expect to be able to do with a touch screen.

    Upon closer inspection I noticed a lip maybe 1/32" thick that looked like some sort of overlay on the original screen but I didn't see any wires hidden anywhere. It was a very professional job whoever did it. I was really surprized to see this but wanted to know if any of you know about touch screen iMacs. Personally I like having a mouse but this was kind of cool.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    an overlay that plugs into usb port
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that's the thing, I didn't see a wire for something to plug into the USB or anywhere.
     
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    Maybe Bluetooth.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen a company that makes screen overlays for the iMac (the original glass comes off). Search in YouTube (in my phone so I can't).
     
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    Maybe something like this?
     
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    The only good use for a Touch Screen desktop computer, IMO. A kiosk.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. I should have taken a picture of it but even if I did all you would see is a normal looking iMac screen with only the power cable in the back. The "chin" still was silver and looked just like normal.
     
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    Kroner

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    Yep, you probably saw something different. Although the one I linked does show that they also have options for a normal looking iMac on their site
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It operated like what I saw and was probably the Factory installed option.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, my kids touch the MacBook screen all the time, expecting it to act like the iOS devices we have. I could see it on a laptop more than a desktop; the distance from keyboard to screen is much smaller. Maybe a future BTO option... Although Apple would probably double to price of the computer then :rolleyes:
     

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