Apple Files Patent for Force Touch Keyboard Without Keys

Apple has filed a patent for a Force Touch keyboard with no keys entitled, ‘ CONFIGURABLE FORCE-SENSITIVE INPUT STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES’.Apple notes that conventional keyboards are susceptible to damage. For example, debris and other contaminants may enter the casing through the keycap apertures and damage the internal components of the MacBook. Also, the mechanical structures of the keyboard are vulnerable to a drop or mechanical shock.One solution detailed by Apple involves a force-sensitive ‘zero travel’ input structure. The term “zero travel” doesn’t mean an absence of movement, but rather an imperceptible or unrecognizable movement of components. Components of the input structure may deform to provide an input but the deformation of these components may not be perceived, felt or detected by the user.Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Email,   Reddit,   Digg,   Delicious,   StumbleUponFollow iClarified:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Newsletter,   App Store,   YouTubeAdvertise Here

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