You won't believe what Apple's next MacBook might look like

It's always fun to keep an eye on Apple's various patents, which can give us an idea of the innovative ideas the company might have up its sleeve. The latest filings suggest some pretty major features could soon be hitting the MacBook range, including an in-built iPhone charger. But perhaps the most exciting concept is a huge, resizable trackpad.

One of Apple's successful patents shows a trackpad taking up the entire area beneath the keyboard (below). This could be minimised or expanded to the user's liking with gestures, and display the active area by illuminating it. The MacBook Pro is already a mainstay of our best laptops for graphic design – and a much larger trackpad would certainly keep it there. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.