Multi-touch displays coming from Apple?

Summary:Engadget reports that Multi-touch Cinema Displays, featuring technology borrowed from iPhone, may be on the horizon from Apple.

Engadget reports that Multi-touch Cinema Displays, featuring technology borrowed from iPhone, may be on the horizon from Apple.

Steven Johnson speculates that all these hints about new, unannounced features for Leopard, combined with a delay in the release of new Apple Cinema Displays, the coming launch of the iPhone, and rumors about a new "ProTools killer" that relies on touch screens, all point toward the introduction of new multi touch-capable displays and the rollout of iPhone-like multi touch interfaces across Apple's product line.

It began with a story on ArsTechnica about the successor to Apple's Logic Pro 7. The story goes that the music creation and audio production application is being re-written from the ground up to be a "ProTools killer."

According to the reports the unnamed application will require Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard" and will work with a new line of touch sensitive Apple displays.

Touch screen displays would fit well in Apple's hardware lineup and would be a way to justify the company's premium monitor prices. The technology would also be a nice little surprise feature announcement in Leopard and further promote the iPhone. I guess we'll have to wait a little longer to find out.

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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