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Apple: We’re "not all that interested" in touchscreen Mac

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Apple’s senior VP of software engineering has revealed that the firm probably won’t be bringing touchscreen to iMacs or Macbooks.

Craig Federighi spoke to CNet and revealed that Apple "doesn’t think it’s the right interface," describing Mac as "sort of a sit-down experience."

He then went on to describe how awkward it would be to sit at a desk and constantly be reaching forward to interact with a touchscreen.

We’ve really focused on building the best trackpads we can, something where it feels [like] your posture’s relaxed. It’s a comfortable machine to use."

Federighi closed by stating that although they’ve "experimented with" touchscreen Macs, they’re "not all that interested in building one."

This means that while touchscreens are a dead cert for future Apple smartphones and tablets, you won’t be rubbing your grubbers on a MacBook Air or iMac any time soon.

Apple announced its new 5K Retina iMac last night, with the firm’s VP of hardware Dan Riccio explaining that the "iMac experience begins with the display."

The new iMac boasts 67 per cent more pixels than 4K resolution and seven times more pixels than your standard 1080p screen.

Unfortunately, those hoping for a touchscreen Apple desktop were disappointed – and now we know why.

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danielfrisbee

October 17, 2014, 1:28 pm

a few creatives I know are forever trying to pinch to zoom etc on their macbooks, so the screens get covered in finger prints either way.. I've found the touchscreen on my vaio duo 11 to be really useful and will never go back to a non touch screen. To not have it even as an option harks back to apple's insistence on mice with one button so you press a keyboard shortcut at the same time for extra functionality. It's almost amazing they get away with such crap decision making.

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