But maybe some marketing folks, seeing the success of Apple, have reasoned that these gimmicks can sell products in the short-term, at least until consumers discover the problems with them.
At the end of this era of tapping and rubbing little screens with our fat, dirty fingers, we may be reminded why we had tactile interfaces to begin with. What ever happened to the PDA stylus?
With a fat finger, the ui can't look and work the same as mouse driven ui as it could with a stylus.
The market despised the stylus. I tried setting up a wireless office using tablets. No one would use the stylus and actually tried using their fingers.