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MacBook Touch: Concept Video Shows What Touchscreen Apple Laptop Might Look Like (VIDEO)

Posted: 03/29/2012 5:29 pm Updated: 03/29/2012 5:40 pm

Macbook Touch

After Apple introduced the iPhone's touchscreen technology in 2007, it was only natural that fans would start speculating as to whether it would ever be incorporated into the company's massively popular MacBooks. But with characteristic conviction, Steve Jobs' put at end to those rumors in 2010 when, at an unveiling for the OS X Lion, he declared that "Touch surfaces don't want to be vertical."

For the Lenovo Yoga's sake, let's hope Jobs was wrong about that. And also because a new concept video, posted on YouTube earlier this week by French architect Olivier Terrisse, shows how awesome a 'MacBook Touch' could be, combining the MacBook's sharp display with a flip-and-fold design.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look we can be looking forward to a MacBook Touch anytime soon. But if the latest rumors are true, Apple fans should have enough to get excited about over the next year: In addition to the 4G iPhone 5, which a number of sources have said will be released in October 2012, the company is also rumored to be developing a mini 7.5-inch version of the iPad as well as an Apple TV, which could be here in time for the holidays.

Check out the video above and tell us whether you'd buy a MacBook Touch.

Flip through the slideshow (below) to view out our last edition of Apple rumors here:

4G iPhone 5 Coming Later This Year!
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Perhaps you have heard of the myth of Sisyphus? Sisyphus was a King of Corinth who was punished to push an enormous stone up a hill, only to have it roll back down that hill; he would then have to push it up the hill again. He repeated this tedious, back-breaking task into eternity: Push the stone up, watch it fall down, push the stone up, watch it fall down, push the stone up, watch it fall down.

Speaking of which: With the latest iPad having been unveiled, let us now move on to iPhone rumors! Unverified reports about this iPhone have been swirling for a good 13 months now, making them, in some sense, more successful than any relationship I've ever been in. Many still think that this iPhone, possibly to be released in October or thereabouts, will be the slimmer, lighter, 4-inch iPhone that was rumored to come out last October. (It didn't, as you'll recall -- the iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch display and is not a 4G device, no matter what AT&T tells you).

Now, add another rumor to the pile: Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claims that Apple's next iPhone will be 4G LTE enabled, a safer bet given that the iPad 3 new iPad comes with the option for 4G. 4G is perhaps more important for the iPhone than it is for the iPad, given the range of non-WiFi locations we use it in -- Apple has been battling design constraints and battery problems to get its smartphone 4G-equipped.

Given the prevalence of faster 4G smartphones, and the presence of 4G LTE on the latset iPad, I'd be very surprised if the next iPhone didn't follow the iPad 3 into 4G world.

Speaking of the iPad 3: You're probably sick of reading about it (actually, probably not, if you clicked on this and made it this far), but if you AREN'T, then you will be incredibly pleased to know that...


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