22-inch touchscreen iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JDee, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    I was just in the iPhone forums thinking about what Apple might release at WWDC 2010.

    I just remembered that there was an article on MacRumors relating to a 22-inch touchscreen iMac.
    Click here for the article.

    Interesting - we're in to the second half of the year. Hopefully we'll see it soon (if it's real).
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's just a rumor, just like iPhone Nano and iTouch with camera. We may see it in the future but currently OS X isn't designed for touch and thus it wouldn't be nice. You don't even want to know how painful it is to use desktop with touch
     
  3. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    Its coming sooner or later. I for one would like a touch screen imac. I think it would be a sweet kitchen type setup.
     
  4. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I've tried a touch screen 20" iMac (they are possible to get, but have to be special ordered from a company I don't remember the name of). It was pretty bad. OS X in it's current iteration is not suitable for touchscreens. I'm afraid a desktop OS and a touchscreen OS is not possible to combine, unless the touchscreen part is an overlay of sorts, like Front Row.
     
  5. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I don't think Apple would partake in an idea as stupid as a touch screen desktop computer. The very idea of holding out my arm perpendicular to my body in the air for extended periods of times to operate such a device makes my shoulder hurt.

    Apple has already found their "kitchen setup" in the iPad.
     
  6. Man-Droid macrumors regular

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    I agree with your perspective to a degree. There are many tasks that wouldn't benefit from the use of a touch screen. But I think some apps and programs could be enhanced with this function.

    I work with Logic Audio and often times have 20 or more tracks that I need to adjust faders/sliders on. A mouse can really drag that process down. Being able to physically alter those sliders through touch could really improve my workflow.
     

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