No sooner has one Apple product been released when the rumours start afresh for whatever the company’s next product will be. But while many people will be eyeing up a new iPhone 5, a fresh line of MacBooks is the more likely to arrive next, and one person has given us their take on what they hope to see – a MacBook touch.
The concept shows a laptop-type device, in the style of a MacBook Air, that can fold back on itself to be used as a tablet. It is in essence an Apple version of the Lenovo Yoga, a genuine product that will be coming to market just as soon as Windows 8 arrives. And, given our impressions of that laptop, we’d actually be rather excited by an Apple equivalent.
Given that Apple has in the past said quite definitely that it does not
think touch laptops are what the public wants, it seems exceedingly
unlikely we’ll see this product come to fruition but given the care and
effort taken by a certain Oliver Terrisse in creating both a picture and a video of the concept, we
felt it only right to share.
What we are likely to see launched later in the year are 15in and possibly even 17in versions of the MacBook Air. Or to put it another way, We’ll see thinner MacBook Pros without optical drives, and possibly extended battery life. In an ideal world we’d also see an 11in MacBook that’s as thick as a MacBook Pro 13in and that has 10 hours battery life, but that’s just us being wishful.
Excited by the idea of a MacBook Touch laptop/tablet hybrid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.