RUMOR: Apple prepping touchscreen iMac

“Sintek Photronics has reportedly sent samples of projected capacitive touch panels to Apple to be incorporated in the latest iMac all-in-one (AIO) PC, according to industry sources,” Willie Teng reports for DigiTimes.

“Since current capacity for 20-inch and above projected capacitive touch panels is limited and the technology involved quite complex, Sintek, which is equipped with 5.3G generation production lines, has a good chance of becoming a supplier of the new models,” Teng reports.

“The new iMac is rumored to have a good vertical and horizontal viewing angle, and its projected capacitive touch panel will adopt a one-glass solution, which integrates the touch sensor and cover glass, to reduce thickness and weight,” Teng reports.

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106 Comments

  1. You can expect a redesign too if it’s going to flip vertically. You’d have to move all the ports to the base for this to work seamlessly. I dont see a touchscreen iMac for quite sometime. Not with the multitouch devices apple had already in place. Multitouch is great on small devices, easy to clean. I don’t want to be cleaning my 21″ & 27″ screens everyday.

  2. You can expect a redesign too if it’s going to flip vertically. You’d have to move all the ports to the base for this to work seamlessly. I dont see a touchscreen iMac for quite sometime. Not with the multitouch devices apple had already in place. Multitouch is great on small devices, easy to clean. I don’t want to be cleaning my 21″ & 27″ screens everyday.

  3. What about the gorilla arms? Unless this has the ability to change from vertical display to a near horizontal touch surface when necessary, this won’t happen.

  4. What about the gorilla arms? Unless this has the ability to change from vertical display to a near horizontal touch surface when necessary, this won’t happen.

  5. I wouldn’t say never Spinoza. I just don’t it in it’s time quite yet. Maybe 5-10 years yes. Just not right now. I’d rather see them delve into Minority report type stuff than sticking to actual touch screens for your main base station.

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