Is Apple working on a fully-fledged touchscreen Mac? Only a select few in Cupertino’s inner sanctum know for certain, but the gestures inside today’s newly-released OS X Lion preview give a pretty solid hint that the answer is a big, fat YES!
See, the scrolling action used on current MacBooks works as you’d expect a trackpad to function: Scroll two fingers down, and the screen scrolls down. On a touchscreen though, that action is reversed, since you’re “moving” the screen upwards to “scroll” down. Is that why OS X Lion has these actions mysteriously reversed by default? It’s the only explanation we can come up with.
Has Apple unwittingly let slip a demonstration of the first truly touchscreen Mac OS X feature? See it in action in a video after the break.
Video via 9to5Mac