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Future MacBooks might have little displays on each key

Future MacBooks might have little displays on each key

Keyboards have come a long way in the past couple of years; Apple’s best laptops now have a built-in fingerprint scanner and the programmable Touch Bar. But what if every single key on the MacBook keyboard was also a little display?

This might actually happen in the futurePatently Apple has unearthed an Apple patent which describes a “reconfigurable keyboard,” where every key has an “associated key display.”

The patent application describes a system which could be used in conjunction with a mechanical keyboard design.

The patent application describes a system which could be used in conjunction with a mechanical keyboard design.

Image: uspto.gov

“Control circuitry in the keyboard may direct the key displays to display dynamically adjustable key labels for the keys,” the patent application says.  Read more…

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