Apple's Touch-controlled iMac Closer to Reality

Apple's another step closer to the release of a touch-sensitive iMac. According to Digitimes, Sintek Photronics has sent samples of "projected capacitive touch panels to Apple to be incorporated in the latest iMac all-in-one (AIO) PC." The report explains that production capacity for 20-inch and larger displays of this kind is limted and complex, making […]

Apple's another step closer to the release of a touch-sensitive iMac. According to Digitimes, Sintek Photronics has sent samples of "projected capacitive touch panels to Apple to be incorporated in the latest iMac all-in-one (AIO) PC." The report explains that production capacity for 20-inch and larger displays of this kind is limted and complex, making it highly likely Sintek will become the supplier of these touch screens.

We're told that these panels are produced by placing touch sensors on the panel with glass on top of that. There's lots of things which can go wroing in the production of such panels, and the displays may end up being less bright.

But in other news, the report tells us to expect a good viewing angle and that the screens will be thin and relatively light.

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