The future of the MacBook could look radically different

Two designs of a dual screen MacBook
(Image credit: Apple)

Physical keyboards may end up being a thing of the past with Apple winning its newest patent for dual screen MacBooks. Three years after submitting, the tech giants have finally won the patent for MacBooks to feature dual screens with one screen to act as a virtual keyboard equipped with a whole load of new tricks. 

The patent shows a MacBook with virtual keyboard that could supposedly allow users to move the trackpad, surface charge Apple products, and use gestures to type similar to the Swipe to Type keyboard that arrived with the iOS 13 update. Seeing as the many of the latest MacBook Pros feature the Touch Bar, having an entirely virtual keyboard doesn't seem like an unrealistic feat. If you haven't got your hands on your own MacBook yet, then make sure to the best MacBook to buy in 2021. 

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.