posted at 05:50
Author Name: Dave Smith
Craig Federighi: Apple Has No Plans To Build A Touchscreen Mac
If you're hoping Apple will come out with a laptop or desktop computer with a touchscreen, keep dreaming. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior VP of software, told CNET on Thursday that the company has no plans to bring a touchscreen interface to the OS X ecosystem. "Mac is sort of a sit down experience." He said it would be "Awkward and uncomfortable" for users to continually reach out to their computer screen while sitting at a desk; the iPad and iPhone are much different in this way, since you're supposed to be using those devices while sitting in any position, or on the go. In a January interview with Macworld, Federighi insisted iOS and OS X will remain separate platforms, denying the possibility of bringing a touchscreen experience to the Mac, or potentially bringing a full version of OS X to mobile devices. "[It's] absolutely a non-goal," Federighi said. "You don't want to say the Mac became less good at being a Mac because someone tried to turn it into iOS." Apple's going to keep the hardware and software across its mobile and desktop lines separate but integrated.

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