Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Apple reportedly working on Mac computers and Macbook Pro touch screen (touch screen) after years of insisting reluctant to apply it. What caused Apple to change its mind?
Touch screen technology is nothing new in the computer sector. Several other companies such as Dell and Lenovo have applied it in their products.
However, Apple has so far not taken the same step. In fact, the late former Apple CEO Steve Jobs called touch screen technology “ergonomically bad”.
Jobs said this in 2010 ago. He considered the touch screen would make the user’s arm tired. “The touch surface can’t be vertical. After a long period of time, it feels like your arm is going to fall off,” Jobs said.
However, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports Apple is starting to change its mind. Engineers at Apple are reportedly actively working on the possibility of creating a touch screen Macbook Pro.
Gurman said Apple had started considering the creation of a touch screen Macbook because “rivals kept adding touch screens to their computers, putting pressure on Apple to do the same.”
In addition, the Macbook market in recent years has also been more positive than the iPad. As a result, Apple also wants to keep their computer products as attractive as possible.
Furthermore, Gurman predicts, Apple will launch its first Macbook Pro touch screen as soon as 2025.
“Based on current internal considerations, Apple may launch its first touch screen Mac in 2025 as part of a major update to the Macbook Pro, according to an anonymous person,” Gurman wrote.
Meanwhile launched Mac Rumors, Apple’s first touch screen Macbook Pro will likely use MacOS as its operating system. That’s because Apple is reluctant to combine the iPadOS operating system with MacOS.
Customer requests to create a Mac touch screen have actually appeared for a long time. In 2016, Apple also tried to accommodate this request by launching a touch bar (Touch Bar) on some Macbook Pros.
However, this does not seem to satisfy customers and does not get good enthusiasm.