Post your multi-touch timeline here

Hard-Hat-Mac

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Please feel free to post your own timeline and reasoning.

Here's how I think multi-touch will be implemented in the coming months/years:

  • iPhone: June 07
  • Multi-touch Mouse: Oct. 07 or with new iMac launch
  • Multi-touch iPod: Sept. 07
  • Multi-touch keyboard and Multi-touch Power Portable: Macworld 08
  • Multi-touch iMac: Spring 08
  • Multi-touch displays (can be retrofitted to any Mac 2006 on): WWDC 08
  • Multi-touch consumer tablet/ phone w/video ichat: Macworld 09

It's also possible that Apple has one giant multi-touch overhaul on all their products. These are just insights gained from observing apple's marketing strategy and recent patent filings.

HHM
 

plumbingandtech

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Jun 20, 2007
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iPhone: June 07
Multi-touch Mouse: Oct. 07 or with new iMac launch
Multi-touch iPod: Sept. 07
Multi-touch keyboard and Multi-touch Power Portable: Macworld 08
Il ike the list up to here.

The rest may take a lot more time.
 

bmustaf

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Jul 6, 2007
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OOOH! I'm going to jump on this opportunity to let the anti-Microsoft bigot out in me.

I don't want to have to reboot my coffee table every 2 hours or have it compromised by a 13 year old script kiddie!

No, but seriously, I use a Windows PC at work sometimes (when I'm too lazy to bring my MacBook Pro to work with me) and can't complain too much (well, I can, but won't). But it's going to be a LONG road (with a lot of improvements) before I let Microsoft into my living room...my bet's on Apple that they'll continue their dominance of my personal computing/multimedia budget...


I'm holding out for a big ass coffee table

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czPDtECjlU
 

kdarling

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I can't think of much you can do with multi-touch (or single-touch, for that matter) on home computers. Let me think what you could do with a vertical monitor touch screen:

Touch monitor is okay for really vague finger-painting artists.

Touch monitor is okay for kiosks.

Touch monitor is okay for Point of Sale terminals.

Touch monitor is okay with touch-aware applications... but your arm gets really tired reaching over the keyboard. Mouse is just easier and far more accurate most of the time.

Hmm. That's about it. Unless you build a table (or wall) as someone else mentioned.

You can simulate some multi-touch (the zoom) on a non-multi-touch screen, btw, as long as you keep one finger steady. I showed how at a tech show last winter and had some guys scratching their heads. Cheap fun.

Kev
 

kdarling

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OOOH! I'm going to jump on this opportunity to let the anti-Microsoft bigot out in me.

I don't want to have to reboot my coffee table every 2 hours or have it compromised by a 13 year old script kiddie!

No, but seriously, ...
I am so far from being a MS fan, you can't even see me from Seattle.

But people in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks etc... not with Safari popping back out to the iPhone "Home page of death" and new owners constantly being advised to reboot ;)

Time to lay those old jokes to rest, lest they come back to haunt. :eek:
 

bmustaf

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Jul 6, 2007
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Telluride, CO
I am so far from being a MS fan, you can't even see me from Seattle.

But people in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks etc... not with Safari popping back out to the iPhone "Home page of death" and new owners constantly being advised to reboot ;)

Time to lay those old jokes to rest, lest they come back to haunt. :eek:
Oh, I'd be on Apple like a spidermonkey if I got that from them. I havent had a single issue on my iPhone. My Windows Mobile device wasn't bad either, reliability wise, but the user experience was more like a visit to the tower of London, and that was a BlackJack, a fifth gen "convergence" device. There maybe a bit of crow to eat on both sides, but apples crow comes with a nice bernaise sauce.