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Most new Windows 8 computers have touchscreens. What do you think Apple will do about it?

asked Jan 12 '13 at 02:12

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oh yeah

edited Jan 14 '13 at 18:40

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Fogarty ♦♦

I like computers the way they are! Keyboard & mouse or a trackpad. I personally used both PC and Mac and since downgraded my PC from Windows 8 back to Windows 7.

As to what I think Apple would do, if they are stupid, they'll follow what Microsoft did. Though I wouldn't see Apple providing "touchscreen laptops". Touchscreen computers is great when you're a graphics designer, annoying when you're everything else.

This is my opinion, feel free to object in a constructive manner. If you however would like to hate on me for buying an Apple product and actually liking it and hating on Windows 8 and how stupid PC with touchscreen is in my very own opinion. Then please do fly a kite.

Thanks, and have a good day! :)

answered Jan 12 '13 at 07:55

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The only issue with your argument is that you don't actually have to use a touchscreen. I hope that even Apple will come around and add touchscreens. Simply because it's one more input option, you don't have to use it, but there are times when you'd like to or want to.

So you get the best of both worlds which, despite some iffy transitioning between the ModernUI and traditional desktop, Windows 8 achieves.

(Jan 12 '13 at 15:05) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

If you say it can be there but we don't have to use it, then we would be paying extra for a feature we will hardly use. Plus, you know Apple and their premium pricings

(Jan 12 '13 at 22:08) AlphaMike AlphaMike's gravatar image

I'm not saying that it should be on all computers, just that for a higher-tiered laptop, like the ones Apple traditionally sells, it should be, at the least, an option :P

(Jan 12 '13 at 22:41) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

If it is an OPTION, then it'll be alright. Cause I hate touchscreen laptops. I bought one, and never touched the screen except for the first 5 minutes. Though @catchatyou is right. Apple is one that gives customer what they never thought they wanted. Like the iPad. Though it's unfair to say Apple doesn't listen. Now with Tim Cooks I feel that they're more in it for the money pushing device after device. Even though they were always chasing money, I think Jobs did a better job at making us one of their priorities too.

(Jan 12 '13 at 22:51) AlphaMike AlphaMike's gravatar image

Apple needs to be very very careful with what they do with the iPad. The last thing they need is for it to end up like the iPhone, that is, to dominate for a while and then become stagnant. Now they're in a constant battle for superiority with Android.

Nothings come close to the iPad yet, but things are getting better and better, so they need to do something with it.

(Jan 13 '13 at 01:07) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

True. The iPhone is a wonderful phone and is my go to phone any day, but I find myself using my Nexus 4 and Galaxy S3 a lot more than the iPhone.

The tablet market on Android is starting to come up lol...we'll see how things go for the iPad now.

(Jan 13 '13 at 01:47) AlphaMike AlphaMike's gravatar image
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I'm not sure what they'll do exactly, but suspect they'll make more functional tablets.

answered Jan 12 '13 at 14:43

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I think they'll do what they've been doing...ignoring Microsoft. If Tim Cook thinks like Steve Jobs, Apple will give customers not what they want, but what they didn't think they wanted. Five years ago, the tablet market wasn't even opened up yet. People didn't know that they wanted an iPad until it came out.

I don't think that touchscreen computers with a standard desktop operating system on it will ever gain momentum. I think that these laptop convertibles with a detachable tablet will gain a little bit of marketshare, but I don't think that anything will ever dethrone the iPad, so why would Apple need to change anything?

answered Jan 12 '13 at 15:20

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I think Apple will di its own thing as they always have. OSX is not really a touchscreen OS and honestly I doubt Apple will creat an entire new OS for a new touchscreen computer. I too have to agree in the idea that Apple will simply just improve the iPad to be as great as it can be from now on. Maybe later in the future they might start to turn the iPad into their touchscreen computer through a new iOS.

answered Jan 12 '13 at 15:22

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very nice question, actually if u visit patently apple website they have posted some patent filings by apple which disclose a touch screen type of macbook, and they also posted some filings revealing apple working on some sort of stylus or something, but hey all these are rumors and we can't speculate facts based on those.

for artists particularly like myself we rely on wacom products and touch is def a thing as we evolve forward in computing, i hope to see that problem solved by these companies, and yeah wacom products are piece of crap, the only good ones are very very expensive(out of reach for most consumers), the affordable ones are not that intuitive(bec of indirect input)

Sorry for my bad english, hope you got what i wanted to say.

answered Jan 13 '13 at 05:19

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yes i criticized wacom products and def i want no add ons in future computers, particularly expensive add ons that in the first place should have been there. Computers will not go away - they ll evolve.

and Wacom you should lower prices of your products, these days most consumers are "prosumers", u are on threat with products like ipad, they ll evolve.

again sorry for bad english.

(Jan 13 '13 at 05:23) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

I doubt they'll do anything about it. They have their line of very prosperous touch screen devices, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad...etc

answered Jan 14 '13 at 20:06

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