Apple would rethink a technology previously used in some devices to
According to a new patent released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, those in Cupertino could include a pressure sensitive touch bar in the future.
The Touch Bar could be updated
The Force Touch to which the patent refers has been incorporated for the first time on Apple Watch. Its effect was noticeable by tapping more firmly on the screen and being able to access additional content and controls depending on the context. Later, Apple added haptic feedback technology to the iPhone 6s in the form of 3D Touch and finally in 2015 on the trackpad of the MacBook Pro the same year.
However, with the evolution of each device the Force Touch has been replaced by other technologies. And it could finally be more suitable for the Touch Bar.
As the patent shows, the MacBook Pro has a touch bar that offers Force Touch input. Usually, the cover placed on the secondary screen is formed of glass, plastic, carborundum or other suitable transparent material.
“The cover typically flexes or deforms when an input force is exerted on it, although the amount of flex in the cover may be visual and / or tactile imperceptible to a user. By flexing, the cover can transmit some or all of the input force through the screen, thereby allowing the force sensing circuit to operate.
As is always the case with patents, they may not materialize. However, this could not be achieved, all the more so taking into account the discreet importance it already had on other devices with the bitten apple logo.