Apple patent hints future MacBooks with a transparent finger sensing system

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Apple a new patent. According to a report from Patently Apple, future MacBook models may feature more interesting functions, making it a versatile mobile device.

The patent shows that future MacBook models may put a transparent finger system on the keys, allowing users to quickly draw straight lines or curves. Since many users who buy MacBook models are content creators or professionals, the new feature eliminates the need for some third-party apps or accessories to do the same.

Through the schematic diagram, you can also see how Apple’s engineers envision how the dual-display MacBook works, and how users can control the content on the display. Although dual-screen laptops still don’t provide enough applicability at this stage, the built-in iPhone wireless charging device and biometric sensor are very interesting.

Wireless charging begins when the user places the iPhone in the corner of the palm rest. If the user touches the palm of the hand with the base of the MacBook, Apple will use the integrated biometric technology to display real-time health-related data, such as heart rate, blood oxygen level, body temperature, and other information, let users know their own health status, and even make some suggestions to help.

Apple’s new patent shows a possible direction for future MacBook models, and perhaps someday Apple will add these features to MacBook models.