Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s third patent application within the last year that relates to a next generation Virtual keyboard used in a future MacBook model. The other two were filed in the first half of 2018 (01 & 02). Apple has been working on such a keyboard since 2006. Today’s patent filing emphasizes the ability to provide a next generation of glass that could be slightly deformed to present a key-like visual and experience as opposed to today’s solid glass virtual keyboards that provide no give on the keys. The secondary display beneath the glass cover used for the virtual keyboard can be used for other purposes like games, music controls or pen input.
View the original article here: Future Virtual MacBook Keyboards will use Deformable Glass that provides a Superior Tactile Experience
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