More Apple MacBook touch fan renders: just build it already!

Jul 24, 2009

With all the renewed talk of an Apple touchscreen MID or "Media Pad" recently, it's about time we saw another decent mockup of what such a device might look like.  Happily notorious Apple renderer Isamu Sanada has delivered just that, with what he calls the MacBook touch.

Sanada expects the device to be B5-sized, or approximately 5 x 7.25 inches, and with similar styling to the iPod touch and iPhone.  In keeping with the recent rumors about the Apple Media Pad, it would be dominated by a large, capacitive touchscreen and bridge the gap between Apple's smartphone and PMP range and their full-sized notebooks.

Interestingly, the concept shows a mixture of both desktop OS X and the cut-down version of the platform used on the iPod touch.  The standard icon screen from the PMP is more a launcher here, with the usual Apple-logo menu up in the top left-hand corner. 

Whether this is what the tipped 8 to 9-inch touchscreen device will actually be like is anyone's guess, but we're suckers for a decent mock-up.  According to the latest leaks, however, we could find out before the end of the year; a launch with Verizon providing integrated EVDO Rev.A connectivity is suggested.

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