Apple Could Build a MacBook with Second OLED Display Doubling as Keyboard
Apple has already stated that it’s not interesting in building laptops with touchscreens, a form factor that Microsoft is aggressively investing in, but it looks like Cupertino is developing a much more complex approach for its future MacBook generations.
A recent patent shows that Apple is exploring ways to build a dual-display device that would technically replace the keyboard of a MacBook with a full OLED screen. This means that instead of typing on a keyboard, you’d type on a display, and with technology like haptic feedback, Apple could simulate the feedback of a traditional keyboard.
Without physical keys, the screen could play multiple roles, and in addition to keyboard, it could also allow the main display to detach and double as an iPad.