Check Out This 'MacBook Pro Touch' Concept [Video]

Check Out This 'MacBook Pro Touch' Concept [Video]

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Check out this concept for a 'MacBook Pro Touch' that features a touchscreen keyboard and an enhanced Touch Bar.

The concept was created by Furkan Kasap, a student of Industrial Product Design at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

Check Out This 'MacBook Pro Touch' Concept [Video]

Notably, Apple does appear to be working towards a keyboard without traditional keys. In a patent that surfaced in 2016, Apple proposes a Force Touch keyboard using a light guide layer that provides light through a group of micro-perforations or holes. These holes would be sealed with an optically clear sealant to reduce ingress of debris and/or liquid, while allowing light to pass through.

The WSJ has also reported that Apple is working with Sonder on a MacBook with customizeable e-ink display keys.

If Apple was to go the route of a touchscreen keyboard, Tactus has demonstrated a Tactile Layer component which provides a haptic user interface with real physical buttons, guidelines, or shapes that rise out of the surface (and recede to invisibility) from any touchscreen.

Check out the concept video below and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Check Out This 'MacBook Pro Touch' Concept [Video]

Check Out This 'MacBook Pro Touch' Concept [Video]

Ace - August 29, 2018 at 2:49pm
If Apple was to make their own version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop it would undoubtedly be a killer device. Imagine something like the hardware of the 12.9 inch iPad Pro except running full Mac OS with a super slim removable magnetically attached keyboard. I would absolutely buy one. The ONLY problem is that Apple won’t do this. And the only reason they won’t do this is because it won’t make them as much money as they make selling MacBooks and iPads separately. This is so obvious. Apple is more concerned with making money than they are with creating truly innovative products. It wasn’t always this way.
Ace - August 28, 2018 at 6:17pm
Nope. This idea has been thrown around for years but it will probably never become popular because it simply isn’t ergonomically comfortable in any way. It actually exacerbates carpal tunnel syndrome. Eliminating physical moving parts is often a great advancement. An obvious example is ssd vs. hdd. Not in the case or user interface though where ergonomics are crucial. In these cases the technology needs to conform to the physical human body which is going to remain the way it is for millions of years.
PaulieP - August 28, 2018 at 6:10pm
That would be called a tablet. There’s no point to the screen if everything is on the keyboard. Lame video. Make a video with a touchscreen MacBook Pro and that would be interesting
Ace - August 28, 2018 at 6:22pm
Yeah I agree with this. Hard to believe that Apple has gotten away this long without adding touch capability to the screens of MacBooks. They don’t want to cannibalize the sales of the iPads so they purposefully hold back innovation.
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joeyxxx - August 28, 2018 at 6:31pm
Touching laptop screens is stupid
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