Apple Still Says ‘No’ to Touchscreen Pro iMacs

Today has been a busy day for the Mac lineup. Not because of new products available now, but because of what the future holds for the brand.

We already know that Apple plans on launching a new, redesigned Mac Pro sometime after 2017 –perhaps in 2018, even– and that there are new pro-level iMacs coming to market later this year. This is good news for anyone who has been waiting for the Mac Pro to get a legitimate refresh, and anyone who wants better components in a high-level iMac.

But, one thing that won’t be coming to any pro iMacs in the future? Touchscreens. As told to BuzzFeed News and other outlets, Apple’s Phil Schiller reiterated that Apple doesn’t have any plans to bring touchscreens to the pro iMac lineup. Specifically:

“No,” Schiller said when asked if Apple would consider building such a thing. “Touch doesn’t even register on the list of things pro users are interested in talking about. They’re interested in things like performance and storage and expandability.”

The conversation around touchscreen iMacs was revitalized last year when Microsoft announced its gigantic Surface Studio all-in-one PC, in which its touchscreen is one of the major selling points of the pro-level product. Apple has confirmed that developers are its biggest, and still growing, group of pro users, so a touchscreen on future products that aren’t devices like the iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch does seem to make sense.

Still, what do you think of Apple’s decision in this regard?

[via BuzzFeed News]