Apple won a new patent for its MacBook laptop series earlier this week from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The new design in the patent hints at a dual-display MacBook that replaces the physical keyboard with a virtual one and even includes a built-in wireless iPhone charger.
Spotted first by Patently Apple, the patent was filed first about three years ago, and has only been granted to the Cupertino-based company recently. While it may seem too ambitious of a design for this year or next, it could be an inspiration for MacBooks later down the line.
The major change in the new design is the missing physical keyboard and touch bar which are now replaced by a second display that can turn into a number of virtual keyboard layouts as per the user’s need. The typing experience on a keyboard like this is expected to be similar to that of a smartphone keyboard.
Apple has Won a Major MacBook Patent Describing possible future features including a…