“ Who wants a stylus? You have to get em', put em' away. You lose them. Yuck,” said Steve Jobs in 2007. In 2015, the Apple Pencil was launched at a cool event, and a lot of journalists sitting in the front row laughed their overworked asses off.
“Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical. After an extended period of time, your arms want to fall off,” Jobs boldly claimed in 2010. Welp, may the Lord bless his soul!
It looks like a touchscreen Mac is happening, after all, and it might hit the shelves as early as 2025, according to Bloomberg.
Apple is at work on a MacBook Pro rocking the convenience of a touch-sensitive screen – most likely an OLED panel. Apple engineers are said to be “actively engaged” in the project, but this is Apple, so there’s always a chance of cancellation.
The iPad is not going anywhere, and there won’t be any merger happening between the iPadOS and macOS, in case you're wondering. In the meanwhile, enjoy this video of the great Steve Jobs dissing the idea of computers with a touchscreen facility:
After all, what’s life, if not swallowing your billion-dollar pride to design a product that will make you a few dozen billion dollars? We all love monies, but no entity on the planet is currently sitting on a cash pile bigger than Apple. Makes a whole lotta sense, right?