With the iPhone and iPad, one could argue that Apple is responsible for the current popularity of touchscreens. It seems strange that the company does not want to bring its touchscreen technology to Mac But it turns out that Apple has a perfectly logical reason for keeping Mac computers touchless.
In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal (transcribed by 9To5Mac ), John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, said, “We make the world’s best touch computer on an iPad. It is fully optimized for that. And the Mac is fully optimized for indirect input. We haven’t really felt a reason to change that.
Basically, the company says that if you want an Apple device with a touchscreen, they have one ready-to-use on it. iPad .
That being said, there does seem to be a market for touchscreen computers, as both devices Windows like Chromebook They are available with touchscreens and seem quite popular.
Personally, I had a touchscreen HP Specter x360 laptop and could count the number of times I put my fingers on the screen on one hand. With that in mind, I can’t say that I disagree with Ternus on this case. Touchscreens are great, but they don’t seem necessary in laptops and desktops when they already have an input method that works.