Apple filed a patent for a MacBook keyboard without keys
April 8, 2016 - Uncategorized
The touch-sensitive trackpad on Apple’s MacBook computers is already pretty large, but can you imagine a MacBook which replaces the entire keyboard with one giant touchpad?
Judging from a patent filed in September 2015 and made public Thursday, Apple can. In the patent, the company proposes a “force-sensitive input structure for an electronic device,” a customizable, clean, flat surface that reacts to where you press.
Apple refers to this type of input structure as “zero-travel,” meaning there would be no keys or surfaces that move (at least not noticeably) when you press them. The surface would, however, sense the force of your fingers and return haptic feedback as you type. Read more…