It will be interesting to see how Apple will design and engineer such a device, keeping a unique approach in mind.
Apple has always argued that the iPad is a preferable choice for consumers searching for a touch screen interface device and that touch screens would not function well on laptops. The manufacturer of the market-leading tablet iPad is concerned that the Touch Mac would kill off the tablet sales.
According to certain sources, Apple engineers have been working on a project for a long time, indicating that the tech giant is pondering a touchscreen-based MacBook. Following years of debate over the poor functionality of touch screens on laptops, Apple is taking moves to integrate them into its laptops in response to pressure from rival tech companies who have been offering touch screens in their laptops for years.
When questioned about the happenings, the Apple official opted not to respond. Going by what Apple has always done, we expect the design of their first touchscreen MacBook to be similar to the current laptop design with a trackpad and keyboard, but the screen will come with touch input and gesture capabilities.
The high-end lineup of Apple product, including iPhones, iPads, and Watches, operate on OLEDs, while MacBooks are still operating on LCD displays. With the new technology being implemented, Apple is considering a shift to Organic Light Emitting Diode or OLED displays for Macs too.
Going back in time, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs argued that it would not be convenient for computer users to touch and operate an upright display. In 2010, Steve Jobs said that touch screens would not work well vertically. Steve Jobs’ successor Tim Cook took a similar stance and commented on Microsoft blending tablets and laptops like blending toasters and refrigerators.
Touch displays have already advanced among Apple’s rivals in the laptop segment, including Lenovo, Dell, HP, and Samsung.