Apple Touch Screen Input Device
With all the rumours about Apple buying up touch screens and the ideas that they’ll be releasing a tablet style device somewhere in between an iPhone and an iBook sometime soon, wouldn’t it be cool if they had something completely different up their sleeves.
How about using the touch screens not as part of a new device, but as an input device for a desktop computer such as the iMac.
Just imagine a touch screen about the size of the current Apple wireless keyboard that could be used as an input device. Get rid of the keyboard, get rid of the mouse and just have one ultra-thin, ultra-cool touch screen input device. Want it to work as a trackpad? No problem. Need a keyboard, here you go. Using Illustrator and need a graphics tablet? Easy.
The possibilities are endless, every app and every task could have its own custom set of keys and actions, the touch screen input device can change at will and offer unlimited amounts of cusomisation.
It sounds like a great idea to me. I wonder if Apple are already working on it or will come up with something similar?
Physical keyboards and mice could be a thing of the past.