Rumor: Apple Developing Touch-Screen iMac

Rumors are appearing online that Apple is in process of developing a touch-screen iMac. Digitimes reported that Apple has been sent samples by Sintek Photronics of projected capacitive touch panels to be featured on the latest iMac all-in-one PC. The source confirmed that Apple and Sintek Photronics have landed a deal to have some capacitive touch panels tested in iMac Computers.

Sintek is equipped with 5.3G generation production lines and also has a good chance of  becoming a supplier for the new touch-based Macs. The process is however complex which makes the capacitive touch panels involving touch sensors being placed over it. Furthermore, the sensors are then covered with glass.

touch-screen imac

Such type of conventional method is costly, complex, and also on the other hand affects display brightness. It is also heard that Apple has applied for a patent covering a hybrid iMac interface.

Patent Filings exposed that the iMac would boast a special hinge allowing the user to adjust their view for either traditional mouse and keyboard input or touch based input.

The new iMac is rumored to have a good vertical and horizontal viewing angle, and its projected capacitive touch panel will adopt a one-glass solution, which integrates the touch sensor and cover glass, to reduce thickness and weight

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