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Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

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In an interview with CNET following Apple’s iPad and Mac event on Thursday, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, who talked about Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X operating systems during the keynote, said Apple isn’t likely to make a Mac or Macbook computer with a touchscreen display anytime soon.

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“We don’t think it’s the right interface, honestly,” Federighi said. “Mac is sort of a sit-down experience.”

“We’ve really focused on building the best track pads we can, something where it feels [like] your posture’s relaxed, it’s a comfortable machine to use,” he added. “And, of course, over the years we’ve experimented with all the technology, but we found it just wasn’t good. … We’re not all that interested in building one.”

The exec said that the iPad and iPhone can be used in a “very relaxed position,” compared to continuously having to reach forward to touch a computer screen when sitting at a desk.

Earlier this year, Federighi and other Apple execs said the company has no plans of unifying iOS and OS X, which would be a “waste of energy” for the company.

Questionable reports have recently claimed that a touchscreen MacBook is in the making and that an iPad Pro running OS X and iOS is also being tested, despite Apple’s known stance on merging its desktop and mobile operating systems.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.