Admit it. There’s two major things you still want from OS X: multitouch support, and 4K support. 4K support would make the Retina iMac finally possible, and as for multitouch, this is where the laptop and desktop market is heading despite Steve Jobs’s protestations about “gorilla arm.”
It’s taking Apple its sweet time to deliver the above, but you don’t have to wait. Sharp has just announced OS X compatibility for their 32-inch 4K touchscreen monitor.
Earlier this year at CES, Sharp announced a swank monitor with multitouch support and a resolution of 3840 x 2160, or enough pixels to make a 1920 x 1080 Mac Retina.
Even more intriguingly, the display used an IGZO LCD panel. IGZO technology is the screen tech Apple has been rumored forever to start making use of. It could theoretically double battery life on the iPhone and iPad by letting more light through the pixels of the display.
Up until now, Sharp said this monitor would be PC only, but now Sharp is promising OS X support, at some nebulous future date to be determined. We’ll try to keep you posted.
- Source Macotakara