Saturday, November 28

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Apple patent describes MacBook with more durable transparent glass keyboard

While Apple’s expansive glass Force Touch trackpads have been one of the laptop’s most popular features for the last few years, there’s a possibility the tech giant could eventually bring a similar glass design to the MacBook’s keyboard. A recent patent filed by Apple at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) outlines how transparent glass polymer could be used as keycaps in Apple’s MacBook keyboards. These see-through keycaps would allow light and something Apple refers to as “glyphs” to be visible through the keys. This would make it impossible for letters to wear off the keys since the actual letter would be located under the glass. There’s also a possibility this design could allow Apple to do more interesting things with...