When the Mac Gets Touch

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

Apple: No Mac-In-Touch. by Jean-Louis Gassée | by Jean-Louis Gassée | Nov, 2020 | Monday Note

Let’s rewind the clock. For years, Apple dismissed wishes of making the iPad more like a laptop as an abomination before Steve Jobs, as wanting to make the simple tablet into a complicated contraption, a toaster-fridge. But as iOS revision followed iOS revision, features were added to help iPad users enjoy better multitasking, multiple windows, more explicit PC-like file management, and so on.

And it closes out with:

No need to worry about comparisons with Microsoft’s Surface laptops or why Apple waited so long to do something so retroactively obvious. The Federighi introduction talk and demo will convincingly answer all questions.

I could not have said it better, and I look forward to talking with everyone, even the touch-skeptics, about how great Apple is going to do with touch on macOS.