JawaPos.com – Apple’s lag compared to other technology competitors is not only for smartphone devices. Laptops too. When the trend of portable computers shifted to touch screens, dual screen concepts or 2-in-1 hybrids, Apple laptops were just like that.
Indeed, Apple’s laptop, namely the MacBook, is known for being sophisticated, fast, but that was earlier, the shape was just like that. Well, to catch up, Apple is reportedly working on a laptop device that will be equipped with a touch screen feature.
Apple is reportedly working on a touchscreen MacBook. While those plans aren’t finalized yet, a Bloomberg source says that touch-friendly Apple laptops could arrive in 2025.
For a company that says touch is better on products like the iPad, the touch-screen MacBook is going to be a big change. But it should be noted, Apple is still Apple, a technology company known for being conservative, reluctant to go with the flow and likes its own ideas.
Don’t expect major changes from the traditional Apple laptop design. The allegedly “likely” touch-screen MacBook Pro still runs macOS and includes a standard trackpad and keyboard.
But, similar to Windows laptops and 2-in-1s, it will incorporate screen taps and gestures. The report says Apple may expand touch input to include other Mac models over time, but has no plans at this time to combine macOS and iPadOS.
Additionally, the report reiterates that Apple is switching its Mac displays to OLED as part of a wider MacBook Pro overhaul. Macs currently have LCDs, while iPhones (except iPhone SE) and Apple Watches use OLED screens.
Apple launched the Touch Bar in 2016 as half of the full touchscreen capability on the MacBook. The strip above the keyboard included system and in-app shortcuts, spelling suggestions, and other touch-friendly input but was never embraced by Apple’s most loyal developers or customers and was eventually removed from Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro redesign.
Editor : Mohamad Nur Asikin
Reporter: Rian Alfianto