Recon the next MBP will have a digital keyboard??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scottlu13, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. scottlu13 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone think the next MBP will have a digital keyboard like the iPad? so 2 screens, bottom screen being the keyboard and multi-touch trackpad?

    Could still use a normal keyboard through bluetooth ect...

    Im hoping so!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    That would throw of many touch typists and would decrease battery life immensely.

    Thus I hope not touch interface for now.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I doubt it. The physical keyboard is here to stay for a while yet.
     
  4. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    I like tactile feedback for fast and blind typing. I can't type while looking at the screen or any other thing in a touch screen. At least not yet.
     
  5. Pascal2000 macrumors newbie

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    Why would they do that?
    Why would a touchscreen keyboard be more effective as a normal one?
     
  6. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    The keyboard is here to stay until they perfect the brain to computer interface - which they're working on right now.

    In the meantime, girls with small hands and narrow fingers with be superior to any of us male types.
     
  7. mulo macrumors 68020

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    while a touch interface could be wicked it wouldn't be practical at all
     
  8. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    The day this happens is the day that I never buy a mac again. EVER.

    Thankfully this has yet to happen.
     
  9. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    That would definitely deter me from buying...I highly doubt they'd make a move that drastic.

    Now a half-imac-half-ipad touchscreen desktop-thingy I could see.
     
  10. bamf macrumors 6502

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    I think I remember seeing a patent on PatentlyApple (I think) where Apple was looking at haptic feedback on a glass surface. I believe the surface would rise slightly to give the feel of a keyboard while still remaining "smooth".

    For me that would be terrible I think, but it is something that could happen one day.
     
  11. TJones macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't that be like putting chrome wheels on a pickup truck?
     
  12. bamf macrumors 6502

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    People do that a lot though sadly. And off topic, but why do people bother dropping a pickup truck - anyway, I digress.
     
  13. LocoStrange macrumors member

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    Why not just buy two ipads and connect a hinge to them??
     
  14. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    It'd be far more expensive than a regular keyboard. So it won't be happening.
     
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  16. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Not a chance.

    The Macbook Pro and OS X will never evolve in such a way. Instead they will retain the same elements and become a niche for professionals. iOS and iPad derivatives will then take over fulfilling the needs of the everyday consumer.

    Adam
     
  17. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    HELL NO!

    I would be forced to dump apple if they went this way
     

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