Apple patented a MacBook with screen-keyboard
As is known, to launch serial production of a new model, you first need to patent the device, so the patent agencies are often good sources of information on emerging devaysakh in the future. And recently the US Bureau of Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved a patent application from Apple for the production of a completely new type of MacBook.
As described in the application, hypothetical future device will have in addition to the main screen, the touch panel instead of a keypad. To be precise, the wording reads as follows: "PSP hardware with improved visibility and suppression of reflections."
Besides the obvious functions of the keyboard and trackpad replacement, the new device can be used also as a graphic tablet to draw (something like the well-known product in the Wacom design circles, possibly even with Apple Pencil support). In addition, it can be assumed that the "upper" screen can be disconnected using both displays apart from each other. In this case, the role of the primary or secondary display can perform the tablet from Apple, such as iPad Pro.
It should also be noted that in the spring of last year, Apple has already patented a similar design, but then was patented docking station that turns the iPad into a MacBook when you connect to it. Moreover, some rumors say that Apple also has a patent on the development devaysa, which is used as a touchpad iPhone.
All of these advances with the devices connected to each other, of course, look very interesting, but it is not it is just as necessary as the fifth wheel of a car? After all, despite all the advantages of hybrid devices, individually, they always lose complete device in terms of available functions. And how do you think the device-in hybrids on the market or for each specific task needs its own highly specialized gadget need? Express your opinion in the comments or in our chat-Telegram.