The official: MacBook Touch concept/mock-up thread

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  1. macrumors 68000

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    Hi all,

    As I enjoy photoshop, although I just know tha basics, I thought It would be a good idea to post concepts of the newly rumored Mac Tablet.

    I'll start with mine:
     

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    Nice, but Apple doesn't seem keen on a capital t for touch...

    Also, OSX would not keep the same UI on a tablet, there would be a halfway point between Leopard and the iPhone UI...
     
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    About Touch(touch) You're right, I'll fix that.

    Hmm not shure if apple would Yet again make a version of OS X for the tablet. I think It would be OS X Leopard but with multi-touch support (like finger movements and a pop up touch keyboard...)
     
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    It's not a 'book if it doesn't fold...;)
     
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    See, I think they would.

    After all, you don't just want a 'big' iPhone or iPod touch.

    You want a computer, in the touch form factor.

    I think it would be a multi-touch enabled version of Leopard or whatever the desktops use if/when its released.
     
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    Is that the NEWTON II in legend?
     
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    lofight

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    Made a fast one, with tiger, and bigger menubar and dock and icons and text.
    it's not fantastic, and the image is a bit blurry, but i'm improving :p
     

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    Thats quite good I like it!! My turn next...
     
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    techlover828

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    keep them coming, these are cool, I really hope they come out with a tablet.
     
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    Thanks and we will.:)
     
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    If, and if, Apple were to do this correctly for the mass market, they would not have a regular OS X screen showing up on this tablet. It would be more of an overgrown iPhone interface.

    However designers would probably prefer a stylus instead of multitouch once the novelty wears off.
     
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    And why would that be?
     
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    Take your finger. Press it against the screen of a 13" Macbook with a few apps open and try and precisely access everything you can see on the screen (without using your nails) in the style of the iPhone / Touch.

    ...

    So now you'll be hunting for a stylus. Thing is, after Steve's very public dissing of the stylus recently, it's unlikely to find a home on an Apple tablet. Given his about-turning on previous occasions, it is possible in this eventuality as well - however, his stylus-dissing is actually very sensible and there are very practical reasons not to re-introduce it on a mass-market tablet.

    Without multitouch, Apple doesn't have a game-changing device. Multitouch and stylus? That is a game-corrupting device. That's why you're unlikely to see a completely standard OS X view on a mass-market (Apple doesn't do niches these days - the Apple TV was likely a slight miscalculation on a still-too-early attempt to take over the living room) tablet Mac. If a tablet Mac is in the works, it will be optimised for the finger.
     
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    I guess They'd just have to make some small icons, like the ones on the menu bar (BT, Wifi, Battery, sound, file, edit, etc.) a bit bigger.
     
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    Sesshi

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    That's the least of it. You're thinking like a graphic designer, and not a product designer.
     
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    Just had to do it:p, sorry.

    Front ISO 2 a.jpg

    by GodBless
     
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    Sesshi

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    :D

    I wish he'd be allowed back. He was good fun to read.
     
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    Sesshi

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    Shame it'd be unusable :D
     
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    Until his massively racist views came out, it wasn't a pleasant sight. Less said about that thread the better me thinks, what was his username so i can give him proper credit.
     
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    That would be GodBless:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=46514

    Never saw the bad stuff from him, I did read loads of posts from that thread and it was a good read...

    M.
     
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    He is back, and has been for ages. Surely imac/cheese is an ironic reincarnation? Too much of a coincidence.
     
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    Cheers for the info, I see that he his not actually banned. Updated my post to give the correct credit.
     

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