Touchscreen iMac In Testing: All In One Touchscreen iMac 2011
Apple is going to launch a touchscreen version of iMac which according to one leaked report is in the testing phase. The product on this idea is already available from HP and other manufacturer and after trying personally I can confirm that Apple will never do such a blunder.
TouchScreen on a desktop monitor, is just not wise and after trying to browse through few songs on a touchscreen monitor I realized the importance of the little mouse.
However, the touchscreen iMac news is published on the DigiTimes and here is the excerpt from the report:
Sintek Photronics has reportedly sent samples of projected capacitive touch panels to Apple to be incorporated in the latest iMac all-in-one (AIO) PC, according to industry sources. Since current capacity for 20-inch and above projected capacitive touch panels is limited and the technology involved quite complex, Sintek, which is equipped with 5.3G generation production lines, has a good chance of becoming a supplier of the new models. Current iMacs come in 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions.
Projected capacitive touch panels are typically produced by placing touch sensors over the panel, and then a cover glass over the sensors. The conventional method is not only costly and complex, but affects display brightness.