Will Future Apple Products Have an Illuminated Touch Pad?

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

Apple has its sights set on developing an “illuminated touchpad,” which could be used in devices from the MacBook to its Magic Trackpad, according to a patent filing approved on Thursday.

The patent — which was filed in April 2012 — states that the the technology isn’t just for backlighting and making it easier to see in a dark room. Rather, it aims to improve “feedback mechanisms for touch pads,” so when you move your finger across the touch pad’s sensitive surface, an illumination point follows and glows depending on how it’s touched.

Apple said the technology includes “changing intensity or color based on motion characteristics and/or pressure, providing an illumination point…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/16/apple-illuminated-touch-pad/


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