Apple has developed technology that will equip the laptops thin, lightweight, noiseless, 100% protected against mechanical wear and “sticking” – button keyboard. It is supposed to be made from glass, while keys will perform on the main surface.
Innovative keyboard for “MacBook” is described in the patent application, published yesterday, writes Cult of Mac. Key press will be recognized is placed under glass sensors.
Thus, curiously, Apple is somehow going to make the surface of the glass key mobile — they said in the patent application will be slightly bend in response to a button — like covered with a thick cloth keys cover keyboard for latest models of iPad Pro. This might make the use of such keyboards somewhat more comfortable than, for example, text input by touching a static screen of the tablet.
The patent suggests that glass panel outside the buttons may be touch-sensitive, functioning as a touchpad. Also under it can accommodate the screen — so in a glass “makbukah”, apparently, it is planned to implement the touchpad is TouchBar. Publication of the patent application does not mean that Apple will use this technology in future devices. However, it shows that the company is considering a variety of options innovative design for them.
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