While it has long been rumored that Apple was preparing a refresh to its MacBook Pro line, it wasn't until this week that reports surfaced on a specific date of when this might happen. While the upcoming MacBook Pros have been rumored to offer an OLED touch bar, Touch ID and less ports - it seems like Apple might be going a step further in its future line of notebook products.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is in talks to replace its static keys currently found on its laptops with customizable dynamic e-ink keys. The technology will come courtesy of an Australian startup called Sonder Design Pty Ltd. which is conveniently backed by Foxconn Technology Group.
A customizable keyboard could be a very intriguing feature, as it can be used to change the keys on the fly depending on the user's needs. The technology could apply to something as simple as reassigning the keyboard to a specific language or something a bit more complex like assigning hot keys when launching productivity applications.
Naturally, we will have to wait for this rumor to pan out, as the feature is not expected to reach consumers for another couple of years.
Source: Wall Street Journal