Say what you will about the possibility of touchscreen MacBooks and "Macbook Tablets," but this recently unearthed Apple patent application also hints at what kind of technology we could be putting our fingers on in the near future.
Yeah, it's kind of confusing unless you are an expert in the field, but hey...what about that Macbook Tablet thing eh? [Patently Apple via 9to5Mac]
As Patently Apple
puts it, "Apple's patent generally relates to displays having pixels that include capacitive elements, and more particularly to displays in which capacitive elements of the pixels that form part of the display system that generates an image on the display also form part of a touch sensing system that senses touch events on or near the display."
The patent also focuses on displays including pixels with dual-function capacitive elements that translate into fewer moving parts and/or processor steps that could deliver thinner, brighter displays. It involves use of the super-fast LTPS (Low Temperature Crystalline Silicon) screen technology.
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