Steve Jobs said this would be terrible for a MacBook, but it could happen anyway

Apple MacBook Pro M1 16in 2021
(Image credit: Future)

The original iPhone was arguably the device that sparked the touch screen revolution, with touchscreen phones, tablets and laptops now ubiquitous. But despite Apple's trend-setting touch-sensitive phones and tablets, it's never produced a touchscreen MacBook. However, that may be set to change. According to Apple insider and Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple might be releasing its first touch-screen Macbook in 2025. That still seems like a long way off given that touchscreen laptop tech is hardly cutting edge, but that's the alleged timeframe.

(Image credit: Twitter, Mark Gurman)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.