Microsoft's universal take on 'touch' tech makes Apple's look terrible

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From ATMs, beverage dispensers and Windows 10 PCs, touchscreens are everywhere .... except on Apple's MacBooks and iMacs. And that's just odd.
Touchscreens are so integral to modern technology that my toddler daughter used to touch the television screen expecting the Netflix icons to respond.

I even sometimes touch old PCs thinking they'll register the input. Sadly not all PCs, not even modern MacBooks and iMacs, are created equal. Apple's CEO Tim Cook adamantly asserts that bringing touch to its PC platform is like merging a refrigerator and toaster.

Still, while touch is common on tablets, smartphones, Windows PCs and many modern computing UIs, Apple's touch philosophy seems paradoxically rooted in the past. Particularly since Apple's iPhone mainstreamed touch mobile computing.

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