I'm using a 27" display and habitually have it just about at arm's length away, so it would be very uncomfortable to use as a touchscreen.can't find the reference right now, but Jobs said something to the effect that they prototyped it and it was just uncomfortable using a touch screen on a screen like that. Holding up your arms, etc...
Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of software engineering, told CNET after the company's iPad and Mac launch Thursday that introducing Macs with touch screens is something Apple has no plans to do.
"We don't think it's the right interface, honestly," he said. "Mac is sort of a sit-down experience."
Federighi added that it's awkward and uncomfortable to sit at a desk and continuously reach forward to touch a computer screen. It's not like an iPad or iPhone that you hold in your hands and use in a "very relaxed position."
I don't hope so and I'm certainly not interested. A desktop with a touchscreen is crazy and is a recipe for RSI. Apple has a Magic Trackpad for people who want some touch control.This subject has "come and gone" several times over the past several years.
Apple -has- a line of "touch devices".
I suspect the iMac is never going to be one of them.
And he also said that using a stylus with a tablet was 'yuk'can't find the reference right now, but Jobs said something to the effect that they prototyped it and it was just uncomfortable using a touch screen on a screen like that. Holding up your arms, etc...
I doubt most creative artists would use a touch screen on a desktop machine. They often use a Wacom tablet over a mouse because of the extra control, force touch and good ergonomics. So many prefer the digitizer tablet to a mouse, which itself is ergonomically much better than a touch screen for sustained work. Going to a touch screen would be two steps backward for production artistic work.This would be awesome for creative artists...
Personally I don't want the compromise in UI for touch and cursor. Microsoft is finally getting it down with Windows 10. If OS X went through that I would just switch to Windows..
It honestly baffles me how many people are fighting against a touchscreen iMac. it often seems like they think that if you have a touchscreen, then you can't have a keyboard or a mouse, which is simply ludicrous. But, it often comes back to "if Apple says no, then that must be the way!"
I don't care if they change OS X at all. It's been pretty much the same for 14 years as it is. I just want the ability to use touch on the screen in apps that are designed for it. And no, an iPad is not the answer.Personally I don't want the compromise in UI for touch and cursor. Microsoft is finally getting it down with Windows 10. If OS X went through that I would just switch to Windows.