Apple rumored to be working on a touchscreen MacBook
“Touchpads don’t want to be vertical. It doesn’t work. It’s ergonomically terrible.” These are the famous words of Steve Jobs from the MacBook Pro launch in October 2010. A lot has changed since then, but Apple has yet to launch a touchscreen laptop. Well, a new report from Bloomberg News suggests Cupertino is indeed considering the idea with sources close to Apple saying the company is currently testing touchscreen MacBooks that could arrive in 2025.
The touchscreen MacBook project is currently in the early stages of development, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman expects the rumored OLED MacBook to be one of the first Macs to launch with touchscreen capabilities. The laptop will feature the same basic MacBook design, but with added touchscreen capabilities.
Apple has previously conducted internal experiments with touchscreen laptop prototypes. According to one interview with Craig Federighi from 2016, these prototypes were considered a “compromise” as the touchscreen did not make sense in a laptop form factor that already had precise multi-touch trackpad and keyboard input.