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Soon, Apple may bring touch-sensitive keyboards

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce touch sensitivity for keyboards, letting users perform different actions by swiping across keys.

gadgets Updated: May 02, 2014 11:57 IST

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce touch sensitivity for keyboards, letting users perform different actions by swiping across keys.

Keyboard of future MacBook will allow users to perform actions that are handled by trackpad until now.

According to CNET, Apple has filed a patent for "Multi-functional keyboard assemblies" which highlights ways to expand the power of the keyboard through the use of 'keystacks'.

These keystacks would consist of a keycap, circuitry, and several other components like touch-sensitivity, which will enhance the functionality of keys.

The future keyboards would be capable to respond to users actions with haptic feedback, meaning pressing down a key could trigger greater resistance, a click, or even a vibration, the report added.