RUMOR: Apple to debut new iOS-capable iMacs at special event within next 60 days

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Apple will release the new iMacs at a Special Event within the next 60 days,” LOOPRumors reports.

“LOOPRumors received a tidbit of information today suggesting Apple is planning to develop a hybrid OS into their next iMac,” LOOPRumors reports.

“The iMac should be equipped with both Mac OS X and a touch interface for iOS,” LOOPRumors reports.

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47 Comments

  1. Huh? That makes absolutely no sense. Apple would no split their OS strategy and deploy iMacs with a “hybrid” OS and the rest of their macs without. That 10.7 might include something like that might make sense, but why would you want it? How do you interact with a touch OS on a non-touch computer? This is a stupid rumor.

  2. Huh? How is the developer supposed to map

    portrait/landscape/compass/accelerometer/gyroscope/GPS/MultiTouchUI/Vibration/FreeRotatingScreen

    onto

    Keyboard/Mouse/VerticalScreen

    ?

  3. The rumor may be false but the idea makes sense. Having all the apps available would be a major selling point as well as killing the “no games for Mac” arguement.

    If this happens it won’t involve touching the screen it will use the magic mouse or w/ laptops the trackpad.

    My only question is why new hardware can’t this be done w/ new software? Or does this require an A4 chip added to the Mac?

  4. “If this happens it won’t involve touching the screen it will use the magic mouse or w/ laptops the trackpad.”

    How would that work? iOS is for directly touching the app (well, the location of the app’s icon on the screen, but you get the idea). How would you touch a trackpad in precisely the right spot to tap an app without having to slide something like a mouse pointer over to the app in the first place?

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