According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it was published that Apple registered a new patent which is quite innovative. This patent describes technology and solution that allows you to replace a traditional keyboard in a laptop with a glass touch panel.
Recall that in the new MacBook Pro, the company Apple added a touch-sensitive LED panel located above the keyboard. This patent describes the possible further development of such a solution. For those who type without seeing the keyboard, the glass panel will have corresponding tabs for each key.
At the same time, when you press the buttons, they will respond with reverse tactile feedback, which will allow you to simulate the work of a traditional keyboard. Sources clarify that it will create an effect similar to that which occurs when typing on the smartphone screen. At the same time, the surface will sag slightly when pressed, that is, the coating will still be not glass, but similar to it.
With such a keyboard you can find both its pros and cons. For example, this will make the laptop protected from dust and moisture, at least from the keyboard. In addition, each key can be assigned a specific value required in a particular case. However, getting used to the new keyboard should take some time.