This weekend, Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that Apple will release a massive 31.6 inch & # 39; 6K3K & # 39; screen. We've already broken down what this screen might look like, but one thing that is very unclear is whether Apple's Pro screen has touch functionality.
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In many cases, it makes sense for the 31.6-inch display to not have a touch screen. MacOS is not designed for use via a via-touch interface, and Apple has not shown interest in making other Mac's touchscreen capable. On the other hand, with the rise of marzipan style applications on the Mac, it is seemingly more touch-free interface than ever before.
Furthermore, it is easy to assume that Apple's 31.6-inch display will work with the latest iPad 2018 Pro via USB-C. While this is not confirmed, it will be surprising that two of Apple's "Pro" products are not compatible (ignoring the LG UltraFine 5K does not work with iPad Pro.)
If you look at Microsoft's Surface Studio, you get one 28-inch touch screen. This has mixed utility without the ability to connect to a touch device like an iPad, but it serves as a good proof of the concept of what a large touch screen can be.
Personally, I have mixed opinions about this. I see why some advertisements may have Apple make a "Pro" touch screen, but it's hard for me to get around the fact that little of macOS is designed for touch interfaces. With Maripan, Apple is changing its approach to macOS app design, so maybe it will change my mind when time goes by.
What do you think? Should Apple's 31.6 "& # 39; 6K3K & # 39; function touch screen?
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