Apple rumored to be releasing 22" touchscreen iMac soon

Apple rumored to be releasing 22" touchscreen iMac soon

Summary: Apple might want to start putting some rumors to rest at their press event on January 26. Another rumor has emerged: now that the Cupertino giant will be releasing a 22-inch touchscreen iMac soon.

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Apple might want to start putting some rumors to rest at their press event on January 26. Another rumor has emerged: now that the Cupertino giant will be releasing a 22-inch touchscreen iMac.

China's Commercial Times is reporting that Apple's new iMac will be released before the end of the year, and that production will be outsourced the Taiwan-based Quanta, who will supply the touchscreen panels. And that's about it for now.

Yes? No? Maybe so?

[Note: The iMac pictured above is the 24-inch, 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo edition.]

Topics: Hardware, Apple

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  • Reminds me of that patent....

    Apple patented a device that looked like an iMac display that was really a dock for a notebook.

    Replace the notebook with the yet unannounced tablet and...

    But seriously, I doubt a touchscreen iMac is in the works. It would be very expensive!
    Eriamjh
    • Is it really a good idea to touch screens?

      It's one thing to touch a few buttons on an ATM screen, but quite another moving your hand constantly on screen while navigating on the net. I find using a mouse more convenient than touching screens.
      LBiege
  • no

    apple already made clear that they think that a touchscreen
    monitor is not very ergonomic. no one uses such a display
    for longer than 5 minutes. after that you probably have the
    famous gorilla arm problem. it is nice for kiosk systems but
    not for a computer you use for longer than 10 minutes.
    touch is the right interface for systems you hold in your hand
    (phone, tablet) or where you hand is while you look at the
    screen (mouse, trackpad).
    bannedfromzdnetagain
  • 22 inch? Why so small?

    nt
    D T Schmitz
  • RE: Apple rumored to be releasing 22

    who cares? am sure they will add $1000 just for adding that touch screen feature IMAO!!
    shellcodes_coder
    • IMAO

      IMAO?
      In My Asinine Opinion?

      At least you called that right.!
      SpiritusInMachina
  • It's like saying Apple is working on the next iPhone

    duh...
    root12
  • Fix the 27-inchers first...

    ...and how DO they manage to get away with selling a product that is masssively defective? And then putting the folks needing replacements onto the back burner?
    Feldwebel Wolfenstool
    • What is wrong with them?

      Of the one I have and 2 others friends have, they are flawless. The
      Original shipments had some issues that have been ironed out for a few
      months now.

      Nice to know people still regurgitate old info as if it is news.
      Bruizer
      • agree

        But check Apple's discussion boards. It is still a problem, although it is becoming much less so all the time. Apple is replacing or repairing defective units so any claim that "Apple isn't dealing with the problem" is false. Apple is aware of the problem and they are dealing with it, time for people to move on.
        oncall
    • Flicker Flicker Little Screen

      The first batch, maybe more, of the 27" iMacs have a problem with
      flickering screen brightness and other weirdness. There was a firmware
      update issued, but the problem still exists, at least on mine. It's not so
      bad it happens constantly, but it should not happen AT ALL. Looks like
      Apple's quality control is starting to match the rest of the industries, if
      it's not that bad already. lol
      fernblatt
  • RE: Apple rumored to be releasing 22

    yeah... so.............

    along with dozens of other projects!!!

    ...that, my friend, is business...
    ioso
  • Commercial Times

    Is hardly a paragon of accurate journalism. They were right
    once about the original iPhone, but since then they've been
    no better than blind guesses. Among their previous "reports"
    were "budget EDGE-only" iPhones, CDMA iPhones for China,
    and (my personal favorite) a Mac Netbook for Christmas
    2009. Wrong, wrong, and VERY wrong.
    matthew_maurice
  • This in absence of an admission of flaw in the 24"?

    I guess this is how they are planning to deal with the so-critically-flawed-as-to-be-defective 24" iMacs that it has been selling, with all their issues?

    Possibly the 22" version of the technology isn't plagued with the same problems, and the decrease in screen size really wouldn't be too significant?

    I know I wouldn't buy the 24" with the issues...
    geolemon
  • Been There Done That - But with HP

    Yea, a desktop touch-screen isn't IMHO a wildly useful thing, unless it
    were used in niche markets -- like for broadcasters who could do away
    with their keyboard and embed a monitor in their desks or consoles.

    Playing with the HP Multi-Touch demos (a/k/a "HP's iMac") reaching up
    at shoulder level to interact with a screen got old very fast. Save it for
    Kiosk, light industrial and other niche uses. Both the new Apple and
    the HP's would shine in those applications.

    An example of where such a display would be useful would be for
    applications like LabView, where processes and instruments could be
    controlled or modified on-screen via their icons, rather than messing
    with mouse or trackball.
    fernblatt
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    It's one thing to touch a few buttons on an ATM screen, but quite another moving your hand constantly on screen while navigating on the net. I find using a mouse more convenient than touching screens.
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