Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Apple won't make a touchscreen MacBook, but a virtual keyboard might be coming


Apple's Touch Bar was a big feature of the 2016 MacBook Pro, but, judging from the lack of software support or imitators, it hasn't moved the needle in the way Apple wanted it to.

However, the Touch Bar still might end up being just a small peek into Apple's plans for the future of the MacBook keyboard. Three recently filed Apple patents show an expansion of the Touch Bar idea, including a fully customizable virtual keyboard, touch surfaces on the sides of a traditional keyboard, and more. Fair warning, though: As with all patents, these could just be ideas and might not ever be a real product or feature. Read more...

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