Apple Is Reportedly Working On A New Touch Keyboard

Posted: Nov 4 2015, 11:14am CST | by , Updated: Nov 4 2015, 9:19pm CST, in News | Apple


Apple Is Reportedly Working On A New Touch Keyboard

Apple is bringing Force Touch to all its products in different ways.

Apple has introduced Force Touch to the Apple Watch, the iPhone and even the MacBook's trackpad.

We have come to learn that the company might be thinking of using it in a new way.

A recently published patent titled "Ultra low travel keyboard" uncovers potential arrangements for a keyboard with a built-in power sensor.

Like the new MacBook's trackpad, these keys would have the capacity to quantify the weight of your fingers and copy the impression of conventional typing.

Apple additionally proposes that distinctive amounts of pressure on the same key could incite diverse commands. The greatest point of Force Touch keyboard may be its size.

The subsequent laptop could considerably more thin than the new 12-inch MacBook, which uses a new butterfly system for its keys.

That may mean a lighter design in general, which is dependably a plus for Apple. As far as the uses for a Force Touch keyboard and how users would it, that’s still not available.

It could be similar to the iOS keyboard, where you could press down hard on a key to bring up alternative characters for that letter.

Of course, a Force Touch keyboard is probably years away, so we likely won’t see anything like it for a while, but it’s at least interesting to see what Apple might have planned for the future.

Plus, the current Magic Keyboard just released and offers some improvements over the previous generation.

However, the internal battery will wear down very soon, and the low-travel keys are not liked by many.

This patent was recorded in 2012, so it's likely that Apple is thinking of a MacBook with a Force Touch keyboard.

The patent mentions Jeffrey T. Bernstein as its inventor.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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