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Apple patents flat keyless keyboard; Goodbye, pressing things…

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Apple has patented a new flat keyless keyboard concept, which promises a future of computing in which we will never have to actually physically press a key ever again.

Apple's new idea for a virtual, flat keyboard is clearly a development of the current keyboard design on the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. Yet what will speedy touch-typers think of the promise of a future without hard keys?

The latest patent filing from Cupertino shows the idea for a virtual, flat keyboard for Apple's Mac laptops and iMac desktop lines.
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post #2 of 150
why.
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Oh my god, this has already been invented AND implemented, how on EARTH did they get a patent for it?! It has been around for DECADES.

Anyone heard of a touch screen keyboard? Someone else had already designed the "raised touchscreen" part too.

God Apple is such horse... poo...
Edited by SectorNine50 - 7/26/11 at 11:09am
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I couldn't do this. I need the key sounds to know if I misspelled something before I notice it.

I WILL NEVER NOT USE A KEYBOARD.
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Apple...patent...Apple...patent...why do I keep seeing these words. My gosh...I think I am starting to come down with a case of Apple hate!!! Get me a pill or something!!! Arrrrgg!!!
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I hate not having tactile feedback on keyboards. Same things go for driving and is the reason I can't stand driving on the Wii.
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Things like this have been in development for years, ie the holographic k/b. This patent war out of Cupertino has gotten way out of hand.
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I prefer Pressing Physical keys....... thank you.
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http://www.virtual-laser-devices.com/

i had the first one YEARS AGO !!!! it broke from an accident, still got 1 batt left around..

was pretty nice, always worked..
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
Apple...patent...Apple...patent...why do I keep seeing these words. My gosh...I think I am starting to come down with a case of Apple hate!!! Get me a pill or something!!! Arrrrgg!!!
Because anything Apple does is under close scrutiny by arrogant PC enthusiast.
 
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