‘MacBook will get in 2018 customizable e-ink keyboard

‘MacBook will get in 2018 customizable e-ink keyboard

Photo: Sonder

In 2018, get Apple’s MacBooks may have a keyboard that all alphabets in the world can view. The keys are small e-ink screens are processed.

That reports the Wall Street Journal Wednesday on the basis of insiders.

E-ink is the technology used in the screens of e-readers. The display screen uses little energy, but it can’t show colors.

For the technology would Apple work with the Australian startup Without. Previously reported The Guardian, even on overnamegesprekken between the two companies.

Apple director Tim Cook would be the plans for the new MacBooks last week have discussed with Foxconn, the company responsible for the assembly of a lot of Apple equipment. Sonder is already working together with Foxconn, and with E-Ink Holdings, makers of the technology.

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On the website of Sonder is already an example of the special keyboard, which, according to Sonder, at the end of the year comes on the market for $ 199. But letters from the Latin alphabet, and characters from other alphabets to the keys of the Sonder keyboard be configured so that they are emoji or icons show.

Users could also switch between different keyboard layouts like QWERTY (the most commonly used standard) and DVORAK.

Reportedly Apple gives its MacBook Pro this year, a long, oled-screen, which is above the normal keyboard will sit. Here, the function keys, which can change as users switch from app. This announcement is expected on 27 October.

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