Most new Windows 8 computers have touchscreens. What do you think Apple will do about it?
Answer by AlphaMike · Jan 12, 2013 at 09:55 AM
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! :)
Answer by catchatyou · Jan 12, 2013 at 05:20 PM
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?
Answer by Urgebot1777 · Jan 12, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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.
Answer by bharatkumargupta · Jan 13, 2013 at 07:19 AM
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.