“On March 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that’s about touch displays,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Of interest is one very large touch display. Now we know that Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi stated that in October that Apple experimented with touch screens for an iMac but that they eventually gave up on the idea and instead focused on advancing their trackpad,” Purcher reports. “Yet as Apple’s CEO stated yesterday in an interview with Fast Company, ‘there will be things where we say something and two years later we’ll feel totally different. Actually, there may be things we say that we may feel totally different about in a week. We’re okay with that.'”
“Today’s report reveals a unique application for a large display that may break the golden rule of no touch for larger displays,” Purcher writes. “With Apple working with IBM on MobileFirst, a new enterprise computer/whiteboard hybrid could be of great value… With Apple working with IBM on MobileFirst, a new enterprise computer/whiteboard hybrid could be of great value. For consumers, having their desktop display on an optional stand would allow them to move the display to another room to play games on or watch movies. It would be great for students for work and entertainment.”
Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Whenever we consider stuff like this, we’re reminded how much we hate when people point at and touch our Mac displays. Keep your fingers off our screens!
Smeary mess! That’s why we’re constantly cleaning our iPhone and iPad displays.