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Feb 25, 2011

Touch-Sensitive Buttons Might Escape to the MacBook’s Exterior

The latest Apple patent indicates future MacBooks will have touch-sensitive technology on their external casing. Apple dreamed up some grand ideas as to how this might be used Media playback controls? On/off button? iPhone sync? Possibly, but judging from this diagram shown, it mostly just looks like an elegant battery indicator.

18 comments:

Venus said...

seems nice...we´ll have to wait for more info to come down

JWtechparts said...

incorporating the back of the laptop could be a very useful idea. some battery efficient media controls is all it would need to be successful.

lefthandedstraw said...

apple concept art, simple way to get the nerds all wound up.

Joe Somebody said...

maybe i wont get the macbook air at the moment.

MArk said...

Oh man, I'm so psyched for Wednesday. I don't care about the Ipad, but I own some of their stock and I should make a killing from the hype.

Evan said...

Regardless, it seems like a really good idea. Hopefully by the time i need a new macbook itll be integrated with this.

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ScottD said...

soooooo.... you will be setting off all the buttons all of the time when on table or lap at starbucks WINRAR!

Guy Movie Blogger said...

Hmm we'll have to wait and see. Apple usually does a good job with their mobile stuff, I just hate buying Macs.

Josh said...

I love the idea of reduction, but I can't see this adding to my experience.

KillerKun said...

what will they come up with next?

Major.Mack said...

......yeah whatever

Pawawanpi said...

Neat!

Lendo Khar said...

Haha, I bet it's just the battery indicator as the post said.

voidulol said...

Sounds like it'll be expensive. I probably won't buy one, just want one lol

DrQmn1 said...

I still don't like apple

Alphalpha said...

ugghhh i hate apple...

Diego said...

It seems like a nice try to do something decent.

lovebloggin said...

classic... why i dont like mac