Apple's devices could be thinner.
Or, at least, that's what Apple seems to think.
The company filed a patent for a laptop keyboard without keys — just a flat, force-sensitive surface.
It's akin to a tablet or smartphone keyboard, but made of metal — not glass. Tiny holes allow light through the metal to display individual keys.
The patent describes a form of haptic feedback — short, gentle vibrations — that lets you know you're pressing the keys.
Because the satisfying click of a keyboard is so 20 years ago.
Clicky keyboarding aside, do we really need a thinner, lighter laptop?
Macworld says no: "This has got to stop at some point — assuming that Apple's not going to create a monomolecular laptop that you can throw like Oddjob's hat."