Apple’s patent application for “keyless keyboard with force sensing and tactile feedback” has recently been authorized.
The abstract shows that the present invention provides an input device for an electronic device, said input device comprising a housing and a top member, said top member defining an input surface having a plurality of distinguishable input regions.
The input device also includes a first force sensing system associated with a first region of the top member, and the first region includes a first set of the distinguishable inputs a region; and a second force sensing system associated with a second region of the top member, the second region comprising a second set of the distinguishable input regions.
The input device also includes a touch sensing system configured to determine which input area from the first set of the distinguishable input areas corresponds to the first force input, and to determine from Which input area of said second set of said distinguishable input areas corresponds to said second force input.
The MacBook Pro keyboard may adopt the same design as the touchpad in the future, which means that Apple users may no longer experience the thrill of traditional keyboard tapping, but the same as the iPhone Home button and the MacBook Pro touchpad. Haptic feedback experience.