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Apple Patent Shows Touch Keyboard on MacBook
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:55:43 PM »
Typing on an iPad - or any other touchscreen sucks for prolonged periods, but according to Apple, everyone must love it. They have just filed a patent for a touchscreen-like keyboard for a MacBook. That's right. It will have "zero-travel" and be a touchscreen that looks like a keyboard that won't have tactile feedback or button presses. Basically, it will be like typing on an iPad while looking at a different iPad in a dock. Sounds like fun? Not for me on any kind of a productivity device.

   Filed in September 2015, the patent is titled "Zero Travel," which could refer to the elimination of physical key travel, or movement, on a standard keyboard. Similar to the Force Touch trackpad on the existing MacBook and MacBook Pros, there would be no actual movement of parts, with the large touchpad instead using haptic feedback to communicate a key press when typing.Source: SlashGear

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