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How can I request touch screen capabilities on the next MacBookPro?

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After using iPad, I have started automatically touching and tapping my MacBookPro screen, and by golly, nothing happens!  I am a loyal Mac user and will need to upgrade my MacBookPro within the next year.  The touch screen is a feature I want when I replace my current MacBookPro.  It seems that Apple is more likely to add this feature if they get requests from a bunch of users.  How do I get this request to Apple and garner support from like-minded Mac users?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,720 points)

    You can submit your request through Apple feedback.




  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Touchscreens s*ck, leave fingerprints and smears.


    Learn to touch type on a real keyboard, it keeps the fingers out of the way and one types about a 1000 times faster.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    I hope they don't, because the trackpad is much better than messing up the screen.


    Plus I would have to move back and forth from screen to keyboard to screen and back again, occasionally wiping off fingerprints.


    Moving the hand just a bit so the thumb reaches the trackpad is much better than lifting the whole arm to touch the screen all the time.



    Different ergonomics with laptops, I don't like having the screen and keyboard on the same plane like a iPad does, better to have the screen on a plane to my eyes.


    You mention you like using a bluetooth keyboard with the iPad, so does many others, which confirms my suspicions that people would turn the iPad back into a laptop.


    If the iPad would accept a mouse or trackpad, people would do that, then ports for USB and so on and so on.



    Until humans grow hands out of their faces, one escape the ergonomics!

  • drsachin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The effort in using the hand on trackpad is actually more than using a touch screen. We feel that the bulk of muscles used to move the hand to the screen is huge, so it is not ergonomic. But the "hand eye co-ordination" needed to use a trackpad is much difficult than just moving the hand to touch the screen. The brain has to make much more effort to relate the movement done on a different surface and then visually correlate it with the cursor moving on the display. Rather than tracing the pointer to the place where you want the cursor to be by using the trackpad, you can just tap on the screen if it is touch enabled. The iPad3 display stays clean enough even after touching so many times. I am using the "solar powered keyboard" developed by logitech for iPad. They just transform the iPad to a Macbook together!


    Also, rather than using the tablets with pen like wireless mouse to draw sketches, it is better to have a MacBook Pro with touch screen. A pen device similar to the S pen of Samsung will be welcome. And the Asus Taichi like double screen will make the Macbookpro an excellent equipment for project discussion between a guide and a student. -481.jpg


    So looking forward to a MacBook Pro with a double sided retina display with touch capabilities for both sides!


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