When Apple introduced the Touch Bar in 2016, opinions were quite divided. One enjoyed it, the other couldn’t stand it. What would be the situation with the introduction of a MacBook with Touch Keyboard?
Every year, companies like Apple apply for countless patents. Only a very small percentage of it becomes reality. What do you think is the chance that a MacBook with a Touch Keyboard will see the light of day?
MacBook trades Touch Bar for Touch Keyboard?
No matter how recently a new model has appeared, people will always be interested in the MacBook of the future. In that respect, today’s patent really hits the nail on the head. On June 21, Apple was assigned one called Device having integrated interface system† To put it more clearly: a MacBook with two screens and also a built-in wireless charger for the iPhone.
The purpose of this second display is stated in the patent. Apple could market a MacBook with a second screen that can display the image of a keyboard. A digital variant of the keyboard that your laptop now has, in other words.
The MacBook sounds very futuristic, but it certainly won’t be efficient. Not even talking about the commentary what awaits Apple when this step is taken.
What about patents?
We don’t have to worry though. As mentioned, companies apply for countless patents every year. To clarify: Apple was granted more than 2,500 patents in the United States in 2021. It gives a good idea of the company’s interest. For example, we know what the research is about and what developments are in the minds of the employees. Confirmation of an actual product is rare.
Apple goes Back to the Future with patent for self-tie shoe
At the beginning of this year, a patent was even published in which Apple spoke of a shoe that automatically ties the laces. More information can be found in the article above.
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