New Apple patent imagines an OLED screen as a keyboard for MacBooks
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With the latest redesign of the MacBook Pro, Apple introduced the Touch Bar, a small OLED display that replaced the function keys at the top of the keyboard. But the company might be looking to take that concept much further, with a new patent for a full OLED display keyboard, via Apple Insider.
In other words, Apple’s patent answers the unasked question, “What if the Touch Bar was the entire keyboard?”
Apple, 2019: “We’d like to introduce the MacBook Pro 2. We’ve heard your feedback, and have replaced the entire keyboard with touchbars.”
— Chaim Gartenberg (@cgartenberg) January 4, 2018