Video of how Apple’s rumored touch-screen Tablet Mac could work

“There’s talk over at ThinkSecret that the next video iPod may feature a big screen covering the entire front of the device. The screen will be touch-sensitive, allowing the iPod to be controlled by a virtual click wheel that will appear when a finger brushes the screen. Apple was recently granted several touch-screen patents,” Leander Kahney writes for The Cult of Mac Blog (Wired News).

Kahney writes, “They mention rotating and centering pages, zooming in and out of documents — and recognizing complex gestures from multiple touch points on the screen — all of which sounds like a multipoint gesture interface developed at NYU.”

“In New York, researchers have created a working prototype of an amazing touch-screen interface for a computer that, unlike most touch screens, supports multiple touch points — or multiple people,” Kahney writes. “Running on OS X, the interface is reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s fictional, gesture-based UI in Minority Report — but much cooler.”

Full article here.

Watch the video:

This could change everything. Again.

Related articles:
Apple patent application for ‘Visual expander’ for touchscreen display revealed – February 06, 2006
Apple applies for more touch-sensitive display tablet patents – February 02, 2006
New Apple patents reveal portable tablet device, tablet video game application – January 27, 2006
Apple Computer’s search for ‘Handwriting Recognition Engineer’ revives ‘Tablet Mac’ rumors – August 24, 2005
RUMOR: Apple Tablet exists running ‘reduced version’ of Mac OS X – May 24, 2005
Apple granted U.S. patent for Tablet Mac (with images) – May 10, 2005

58 Comments

  1. “To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.” – Steve Jobs

  2. ohhhh YES. Bring it on SJ.

    I want one that allows digital manipulation of pictures – like photo boot only manually
    .
    Get Balmer and Gates on screen and have some harmless fun !!

  3. Lots of PC fanboys will yell and scream about how MS already did a tablet. But by now, most people should realize it’s not what Apple does, it’s how they do it, and this looks like it could be really cool.

    Sign me up.

  4. “Running on OS X, the interface is reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s fictional, gesture-based UI in Minority Report — but much cooler.”

    Cooler than a fictional movie about the future? Uh, that’s saying something.

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