News JVTech MacBook: Steve Jobs would not have approved this change and yet Apple will do it!
Published on 01/12/2023 at 15:50
In perpetual search for innovations, Apple is preparing to implement a technology that Steve Jobs would never have accepted during his lifetime. Mistake or real good decision, the future will tell.
A little iPhone in MacBooks, Apple’s crazy new plan
Complexification of product lines, integration of the Touch Bar, iPhone too massive, or even iPhone too big, since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple made many decisions that would have been synonymous with heresy during the lifetime of the ex-apple CEO. And today, the list is still about to grow, with the upcoming arrival of a touchscreen MacBook.
It’s in the columns of Bloomberg what Mark Gurman explains that a team of Apple engineers is currently focused on developing the first touchscreen MacBook Pro. A news that therefore raises several questions about the future of the brand’s laptops. However, purists and fans of the American brand can already be reassured, since the future computer should not undergo major design changes – the keyboard and the trackpad will always be there.
Touchscreen MacBook Pros are coming!
What’s the point of having a touchscreen, if it’s not at least as good as an iPhone? Yes, beyond being able to swipe your screen with a hand or fingers, the journalist also specifies that the plans of the American company provide for the installation of OLED screens instead of LCD screens. A technology that is already present on the iPhone and Apple Watch. However, at the level of operating systems, the apple recently confirmed that a unification of iPadOS and macOS was not up to date, even if the iPad Pro is more and more essential as an alternative. to the Mac with its Magic Keyboard.
If we follow the words of Mark Gurman’s article, we understand that the company could get into the bath of touch computers as early as 2025 and that these will be part of the Pro family. Of course, this information should be taken with a grain of salt, even if it comes from a very generally reliable source. Moreover, if this rumor were to materialize, it would be a historic turning point for the apple, especially when you know what Steve Jobs thought. As a reminder, at the time, Tim Cook’s predecessor touted the touchscreen concept as one of the iPhone’s greatest strengths, while making it clear that its integration on Mac would be a very bad idea.
More recently, Apple had taken a small step towards this technology by integrating a gadget into the MacBook Pro: the Touch Bar. Granted, it wasn’t a touchscreen, but it still worked with your fingers. But as you probably know, this addition did not convince users and developers, and forced Apple to more or less abandon it – only the 13′ MacBook Pro still has the Touch Bar.