Multitouch Everywhere!

Steven Berlin Johnson speculates that perhaps one of the secret features in Leopard touted by Steve Jobs back at WWDC is iPhone-style Multitouch support.

Possible, I suppose. It makes sense that Apple would have kept this secret at last year’s WWDC — without shipping display hardware that supports it, it wouldn’t have done developers much good to know about it in advance.

But I think a touch-based UI only makes sense for a tablet-like computer (like the iPhone). I’m not sure it would be generally useful with traditional displays or MacBooks. The angles seem wrong to me.

Thursday, 1 March 2007