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12 Jan, 2023
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According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the MacBook Pro could adopt OLED technology in 2025 and feature touchscreens, which have been previously avoided by Apple.

Apple has traditionally avoided incorporating touchscreens into its Mac lineup. Steve Jobs, a former Apple CEO, was vocal in his opposition to the idea, stating it was an "ergonomically terrible" concept and that "touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical" and can cause arm strain over time.

More recently, in 2021, Apple marketing executive Tom Boger stated that the iPad is best for touch-based computing and the Mac is optimized for direct input, and Apple had no plans to change this. However, it appears that Apple's stance on touchscreens for Mac has shifted and they are now considering the addition of touchscreen capabilities to the Mac line.

Apple is currently testing a new version of the MacBook Pro that features touchscreen capabilities. The company is looking to potentially release this revamped model as early as 2025, though there may be internal discussions that could affect the release date. The design of the MacBook Pro being tested retains the traditional laptop form factor, including a trackpad and keyboard, with the addition of a touchscreen display that allows for touch input and gesture control, similar to those found on the iPhone and iPad.

Although there have been reports of Apple's exploration of touchscreen Macs, the company is currently not making any efforts to merge the operating systems of the iPad and Mac.