Apple patents notebook with big touchpad

Posted on Saturday, Aug 11 2007 @ 00:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple recently filed a patent for a "tounchpad", which may be used for a multi-touch iBook:
Apple's patent proposes is a combination of sensors and intelligence to monitor a user's hands. When typing, a tounchpad (or touchpad bar that runs the width of the keyboard) "sees" nothing but the wrists or arms of the user. When a touchpad is being used, the touchpad "sees" the circular impression of a finger.


Source: HardOCP


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