We tend to take the touchscreen technology in the iPhone (and other iOS devices) for granted these days. When the original iPhone launched in 2007, though, it was a pretty big deal. What’s more, it sparked all manner of speculation concerning what device might get a multitouch display next – a MacBook? An iMac?
While Steve Jobs dismissed the idea of touchscreen laptops and desktops over concerns that they would cause users’ arms to get too tired, that hasn’t stopped people from wondering what they would look like. Nor, in fact, did it stop Apple from filing a patent for a touchscreen iMac.
Last month we brought you a concept video of an interesting – if impractical – MacBook Touch. Now it’s the iMac’s turn. Joakim Ulseth, a motion graphics and 3D-animation student, put together this video – based on Apple’s patent application – that shows what an iMac Touch would look like. And I’ve got to say, notwithstanding Steve Jobs’s objections, it looks pretty cool. Check out the video below, then let us know what you think in the comments.