Good! That .68 inch body is killing my back.
I have the original rMBP 15" and I've never had an issue with the keyboard. But, I did have the entire top replaced, so I did essentially get a new keyboard last year. But I have no problems.
I tried typing on a Toshiba with flat, glossy plastic keys. Wow.
Hey great. Thinner Laptops with less robust graphics (R.I.P. discrete cards?) and fewer ports. Yea!
In my opinion I don't see this as a way to just make Macs thinner but I see it as more of a good innovation in keyboards. Just because they have this kind of keyboard doesn't mean they have to reduce the size of the computer (although for some models in sure they will) but what it will mean is a completely new typing experience that probably will change computing moving forward. People cry that apple lacks innovation but this is one of the more innovative patents they've been granted in a long time.
Well, I wouldn't want it as it stands. Make it so it switches to an iOS interface (or other similarly touch-designed interface) when I detach the keyboard, however, and I would buy this so fast I'd probably strain something.Why not an OS X tablet with a keyboard that can be added or detached?
Oh... "no one wants that", right-right, got it.
Oh Apple, I don't even know what to say anymore...
Green computing my ass, when all yourproducts are so hard to repair without forking over the serious dough for your out-of-warranty repairs, which is silly, because I am skilled, but I also know that adhesives are just a PITA.
Green my ass...
The Macbook keyboard feels awful (and I'm sure I'll get some heat for saying so on here) so I hope this new patent if it gets used by Apple results in a better typing experience when dealing with such a thin keyboard structure.
EDIT:// Just to stop any confusion from people replying to me, I am referring to only the 12" Retina MacBook keyboard and not the Airs or Pro notebooks which have perfectly fine keyboards in my opinion.