Your next MacBook may have a touchscreen instead of a keyboard


A newly discovered Apple patent could mean the end to physical keyboards on MacBooks. Dubbed ‘Zero Travel,’ the patent aims to turn your existing keyboard into a flat surface — like typing on a screen. The patent identifies using haptic feedback as a means to let you know you’ve struck a key. Though it’s not clear where the naming actually came from, it’s like a nod to key travel on an actual keyboard. Apple reduced this with the butterfly mechanism on new MacBooks, but it seems that didn’t do the trick. Interestingly enough, Apple also envisions having a 10-key numeric…

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