Apple Patent: Laser-etched, touch input

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by miles01110, May 2, 2010.

  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Posted on Ars yesterday, and no thread on it???? LTD why have you been slacking??

    Link to patent application.

    Personally I don't think this is going to work out as well as people think. The laser-etched holes would have to be really small in order to be invisible. The laser-etched holes in the current unibody MBPs that show the battery charge are plainly visible to me from at least 2 feet away.
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    hmm idk, lasers beams can be pretty darn small!
     
  3. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    How about the holes made for the webcam's activation light on the MBP's? They're quite inconspicuous until the LED comes on.
     
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    DoFoT9

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    i just shone a light on the green light, it looks pretty darn big, roughly the size of the speaker grill on my CD MBP. 0.5mm?

    it would need to be <0.001mm to be unseen!
     
  5. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Good find!

    I've been a little busier than usual with RL stuff.

    I'm glad to see others on top of things, though. ;)
     

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