However, according to a tweet by Louie Mantia Jr., he stumbled across an animated graphic on the Mac App Store where it shows a hand touching and interacting with what looks like a stylized version of macOS. Despite Federighi’s comments, this has sparked a debate on Twitter as to whether or not a touchscreen-based Mac could be in the works.
Apple has since removed the animated graphic and replaced it with a static one without the hand, but a video was captured preserving the original, which you can see below. It seems odd that Apple would even bother creating such a design and letting it be approved in the first place, so we’re not quite sure what’s going on here.
why in the mac app store is there a human hand touching macos interface elements pic.twitter.com/51xyCDYCHB
— Louie Mantia, Jr. (@Mantia) November 13, 2020
In a way, a touchscreen-based Mac almost makes sense given that the new M1 Mac computers can run iPhone and iPad apps natively. At the same time, using a touchscreen computer like a laptop or desktop does feel a little odd and not particularly intuitive, so it also makes sense that Apple isn’t keen on heading down that path. In any case, what do you think?