Originally Posted by DHagan4755
Then you think watching the keynote being able to edit a video in Final Cut Pro using touch screen technology like in the iPhone.
All of that is my 2Â¢...FWIW.
Turn those goddamn dials in FCP with a finger push instead of battle with mouse and cursor? Glory, glory, hallelujah! I have seen the light!
OS X suddenly looks like an OS that's been designed for touch screen but which is temporarily crippled to accommodate clumsy, last-century peripherals. I'm liking the idea of my touchscreen keyboard sliding up from the bottom of the display Ã* la the dock.
Forget the phone. The crowd didn't go ga-ga 'cause Steve made a phone call. They were ga-ga over the UI. So David Pogue is saying how hard it is to type because the keyboard is so itty bitty. Who wants to type on something that fucking small under any conditions? Voice recognition for the small stuff. Shouldn't touchscreen interface controls be much easier to implement on larger displays with tons more room for error and big fat buttons?
What I want to know is whether they could marry the graphical and gestural UIs - not necessarily with the same touchscreen technology as the iPhoney. Suddenly stuff like magnification looks like much more than eye candy if it actually enlarged the hotspot or whatever on the screen making it less likely you miss hitting it. ExposÃ© would really come into it's own if you were using a finger rather than a mouse and cursor. Could they do an on screen cursor or stylus that you pushed around with your finger?
I just can't believe people are obsessing over a phone and missing the main story. It's the year of Mac says Steve. Mouse? Been there, done that. Click wheel? Ditto (tho' I can't help but think a graphical multitouch one might not come in handy on occasion...) Multitouch! And the crowd goes wild. Then he talks about TVs and phones for 2 hours?
Since when were mobile phones interfaced with a mouse or click wheel? But they have
had touch screens. But this touchscreen phone runs a version of OS X which hasn't been interfaced via touchscreen! Other than that, it's just a cell phone, PDA and iPod rolled into one. And a teaser to the main game. He's milking the moment for chrissake altho' I struggle to believe full size OS X multitouch is imminent.
However, I think this is also the most carefully stage managed Apple event in a long time. And it is a cute way to wean those remaining recalcitrant Windows users over. Here ya go guys, baby OS X to play with. Once you've got that figured out, you can have a go at flying the big bird. No wonder they've let the UI get somewhat untidy. Many things will change. Many things will stay the same.
So who knows lots about touch screen technology and integrating it with GUIs.