Originally Posted by UltraMega
Everyone knows apple is avoiding touch screens on laptops because they are trying to protect their ipad sales. Hinder one product to prop up another, a very apple thing to do.
Touch screens add almost nothing to the cost. If you dont like it just don't touch it, problem solved. There is not reason no to include it as an option, other than to protect ipad sales.
1. That certainly is part of the equation from a portfolio perspective, however the other direction is actually what the credible and logical rumors suggest might occur; meaning macOS slowly is replaced by iOS.
2. The problem is when you introduce touchscreens, which are freaking gross, there is measured drops in productivity because software now has to be usable for two diametrically opposed interaction paradigms. So you end up hindering the poweruser keyboard, shortcut, touchpad users to support use case scenarios which are irrelevant. If you need any more proof of what I'm talking about, consider the stupid touchbar for everything except touchid.
I use a MBP because it was the laptop that had the perfect combination of power, "it just works", and productivity for me to get stuff done the fastest. I will fight with anything I can to keep this productivity level. (I type this from my 2015 MBP instead of my 2018 one because it's *more* productive)
That being said, I actively advocate against family and friends getting touchscreens like Yoga and ThinkPads because they just tank productivity. Do you move your hands to hit the screen or use the awful trackpad?
Fact is, the trackpads on macs are so good you don't need
a touchscreen. The primary reason most people want touchscreens for windows machines is because the touchpads and software support is almost universally crap.