Apple files new patent for its future MacBooks: Here’s all you need to know
Patently Apple has spotted that Apple filed a patent for a force input and output interface for its future MacBook devices. The patent hints at a design change for upcoming devices which could arrive with reduced thickness of the laptops. As of now, there is a designated area for a traditional trackpad. This interface for trackpads will do away with the slot.
The Cupertino based company has recently filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This patent application is for an all-glass trackpad prototype for the company's future MacBook. It covers a side to side trackpad with a force haptic output interface and is expected to be made from several opaque or transparent materials like glass, metal or possibly synthetic materials. As per a report, the user interface of the trackpad can be a protective cover built of transparent glass, sapphire or plastic which could rest over the laptop’s active display.