MacBook Pro touchscreen! Yes, it's in the works at Apple

After years of waiting, Apple is likely planning to surprise its users by working on a touchscreen Mac. A new MacBook Pro with an OLED display is expected to become the first touchscreen Mac in the year 2025.

| Updated on: Jan 13 2023, 19:46 IST
iPhone 15 Ultra to be $200 more expensive than iPhone 14 Pro Max! Know what's on offer
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1/5 Apple iPhone models are one of the most premium phones one can get considering the price range at which they are being launched. Also, after every latest launch, Apple decreases the price of its older iPhone models to make them accessible to larger masses. And now as per the latest details, Apple is expected to hike the price of its upcoming iPhone 15 series. If leaks are to be believed, Apple is going to charge you $200 more for the upcoming iPhone 15 Ultra, the top end model that is expected to replace the Pro Max variant next year, compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Check the details below. (HT Tech)
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2/5 Several leaks and reports have been claiming that the iPhone 15 series is going to bring several new and amazing changes and that it will be better than the iPhone 14 series in all respects. The iPhone 14 series faced a bit of criticism as it did not undergo several changes or got many updates compared to the earlier iPhone 13 series. (HT Tech)
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3/5 Want to know the reason behind the $200 price hike of the iPhone 15 Ultra compared to iPhone 14 Pro Max? According to LeaksApplePro tweet, "iPhone 15 Ultra will cost substantially more to manufacture than iPhone 14 Pro Max." According to a report by Forbes, "LeaksApplePro states that the iPhone 15 Ultra will have a starting price as high as $1299 — a $200 increase on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and the biggest single generational jump in iPhone history." (HT Tech)
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4/5 The iPhone 15 Ultra is expected to come with a starting price tag of $1299 and can potentially rise as high as $1799 for the 1TB model. Also, according to LeaksApplePro,  the iPhone 15 Ultra will get a minimum of 256GB, which is double the current 128GB entry point. (Bloomberg)
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5/5 Notably, Apple is most likely to hike the prices of all the variants of the iPhone 15 series due to the costlier manufacturing processes and raw materials. (AFP)
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A new MacBook Pro with an OLED display is expected to be the first touchscreen Mac in 2025. (Unsplash)

Sounds unreal, but MacBook Pro is all set to get a touchscreen! However, this is what is going to happen. Apple is said to be working on adding a touchscreen to Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a new MacBook Pro with an OLED display could be the first touchscreen Mac in the year 2025. According to the report, Apple is actively engaged in the project and the company is seriously considering making touchscreen MacBooks.

Apple is expected to retain the traditional laptop design with its first touchscreen MacBook Pro. The laptop will have a trackpad and a keyboard but the display would get support for touch input. According to the report, the first touchscreen Macs are likely to use macOS, as Apple is not actively working to combine iPadOS and macOS.

Notably, Apple has been repeatedly denying the idea of a touchscreen Mac over the years. Hence, a touchscreen Mac is considered to be a big move by Apple. According to a report by MacRumors, "In 2010, for example, Steve Jobs said that "touch surfaces don't want to be vertical" due to arm fatigue associated with holding up a finger to the screen. And in 2021, Apple's hardware engineering chief John Ternus said the Mac was "totally optimized for indirect input" and said the company did not feel there was a good reason to change that at the time."

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Meanwhile, it can be known that Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 15 series in the month of September 2023. The series is said to bring several new features and exciting features for the users. The pro models of the iPhone 15 series are even said to opt for the solid state buttons.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will lose the buttons for power and volume control and instead, Apple will settle for capacitive buttons that will get their own Taptic feedback engine. “My latest survey indicates that high-end iPhone 15 models will feature solid-state buttons and will be equipped with additional Taptic Engines to simulate the feel of physical buttons' force feedback,” says Kuo in his latest post.

“As the exclusive supplier of Taptic Engine's controller IC for solid-state buttons, Cirrus Logic stands to benefit markedly from this new design. If users respond well to this new design, I think it may be adopted in other high-end models of product lines in the future,” he added.

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First Published Date: 13 Jan, 19:46 IST