Sintek: No Touchscreen iMacs Here

Following rumors that it has been testing touch sensitive displays for upcoming iMac models, Taiwan-based Sintek Photronics has denied it is working with or manufacturing the alleged devices for Apple, according to DigiTimes. A report that surfaced late last week claim Sintek was working with capacitive multitouch displays for use in the next generation iMac.

An Apple patent looks very iMac touch-like

Rumors that Apple has been working on a touchscreen-based iMac have been circulating for some time, and last week’s report seemed to add more fule to that fire. With the company’s denial, however, it seems less likely that Apple is working on bringing a touch-based iMac to market any time soon.

Considering Apple’s investment in touch-based devices, it’s plausible the company is looking into ways to effectively bring the same type of interaction users are already familiar with on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to the Mac product lineup. Just when such a Mac would be available is up in the air, and Apple won’t offer up any hints until it’s ready.