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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Apple's Curious Reasoning Why the Mac Doesn't Have Touch

Chance Miller on 9to5Mac quoting Apple's John Ternus in WSJ (paywalled):

We make the world’s best touch computer on an iPad. It’s totally optimized for that. And the Mac is totally optimized for indirect input. We haven’t really felt a reason to change that.

Like okay, but I can use my iPad wonderfully with a keyboard and mouse as well as touch. If the iPad can be "totally optimized" for touch, but also include world-class support for indirect input, then you would think it stands to reason macOS could pull the same trick in reverse.

Maybe I'll never win this war, but I still believe we'll get touch in a Mac sooner rather than later.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.