While we’re gearing up for the newly redesigned MacBook in the next 12 months, a new patent utility was revealed by the US Patent and Trademark Workplace that uses a new model of the Contact Bar that looks exactly the same as it currently is. reveals. This new model option drive contact.
Drive contact sensors first launched with the Apple Watch, they typically allow the display to determine contact stress to perform various actions based on contact depth.
This technology was then launched for MacBook trackpads in 2015, so it can function similarly to a daily trackpad, even without using a mechanical button. The iPhone 6s bought 3D Contacts in the same months, which is primarily the same technology but sadly it was discontinued in the latest iPhones.
And although the Apple Watch no longer has a Drive contact, Apple should have plans to add this function to another product. As reported by Patent Apple, the company’s latest registered patent reveals a new Contact Bar display that is sensitive to tactile stress.
A patent filed in May 2019 clearly shows the contact bar on MacBooks with new circuits that work to drive contacts. There’s no additional detail on how this might work, but it’s certainly not hard to think of the Drive contact on the Contacts bar being inadvertently used to stay off the tap – which is what MacBooks do. Many of our customers complain.
At the moment the one Mac that substitutes the Contact Bar is the MacBook Professional, and Apple has never given any indication that it plans to extend its tiny interactive OLED strip to other models, as the MacBook Air has recently been released. To date. And it has only contact id.
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