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Apple Researching Keyboards With Adaptive Displays on Each Key

Tuesday December 29, 2020 8:02 am PST by
Apple is researching keyboards with small displays on the keys to dynamically change the label on each key, according to a newly-granted patent filing. The filing, spotted by Patently Apple, is titled "Electronic devices having keys with coherent fiber bundles" and was granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the final patent day of this year. The patent explains how...
Force Touch Keyboard Patent

Apple Patents Switch-Less Force Touch Keyboard, Could Lead to Thinner Macs

Tuesday November 3, 2015 7:03 am PST by
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a low-travel keyboard design with Force Touch-like sensors that measure the pressure placed on a key when a user presses or rests a finger on it. As summarized by AppleInsider, the exhaustive patent filing details how the keyboard would have a switch-less QWERTY input mechanism, rather than mechanical switches,...

Apple Registers Web Domains Related to 'Magic Keyboard'

Thursday September 10, 2015 9:01 am PDT by
Alongside its slew of product announcements yesterday, Apple registered several new web domains related to the term "Magic Keyboard", including,, and Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro While Apple did announce a new keyboard cover for the upcoming iPad Pro at yesterday's event, the product is called Smart Keyboard. It is...
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iOS 9 iPad Keyboard Scales to Larger Size, Hinting Towards 'iPad Pro'

Monday June 15, 2015 5:07 am PDT by
iPhone developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered that the new iPad keyboard on iOS 9 beta is capable of scaling to a larger size with rearranged keys, providing further evidence that Apple could be planning to release the much-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" in the future. UIKeyboard view on iOS 9 scales to a larger iPad size (Image: Twitter/Steve T-S) At a larger resolution, the...
Typo iPad Keyboard

Apple Stores to Begin Selling Typo Keyboard for iPad Air

Wednesday June 3, 2015 10:30 am PDT by
Typo Innovations today announced that it will begin selling its iPad Air keyboard case at Apple Stores and through its website, according to Re/code. The announcement comes just two days after Typo reached a settlement with BlackBerry that will prevent it from selling Typo for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus due to its similar look and functionality as the physical keyboard found on most BlackBerry...
iOS 8

Apple Fixes Keyboard in iOS 8.3 Beta So Searches.Don't.Look.Like.This

Friday March 13, 2015 9:58 am PDT by
Apple has improved the design of its keyboard in iOS 8.3 to fix a long-standing issue that caused several iPhone users to accidentally tap the period key while attempting to use the space bar in Safari. The change to a longer space bar was first spotted in iOS 8.3 beta 2 within the MacRumors discussion forums, and also appears to be present in the third beta of the pre-release software....