The Apple iMac is a monitor with an integrated Mac. Here on FlatpanelsHD weâ€™re not particularly interested in the Mac/PC hardware but multi-touch display panels are of great interest. According to Chinese Commercial Times, Apple has a 22-inch iMac coming with a multi-touch LCD panel.
Multi-touch monitor from Apple
Apple has developed some interesting monitor solutions recently with the 24-inch LED Cinema Display and the iMac with the 2560x1440 pixel 27-inch LCD panel.
According to Chinese Commercial Times Apple now has a 22-inch iMac coming. The panel on the new iMac will feature the multi-touch technology, just like on the iPhone. This means that you can control your new Apple monitor with your fingertips for an easy and intuitive interface.
Apple 22â€ť touch iMac
The same source also says the it is the Taiwanese manufacturer Sintek Photronic that will provide Apple with the multi-touch panel.
Itâ€™s not yet known if the 22-inch iMac is real and we have no indications as to the panel type. We expect a TN or e-IPS panel.
Sintek Photronic is currently manufacturing multi-touch panels based on the capacitive technology. The capacitive multi-touch technology is the one used in iPhone and is considered the best technology for touch sensitive panels.