Apple's future MacBook Pro keyboards could pack displays, haptic feedback, and capacitive touch sensors in each key, with the company filing a patent for multifunction buttons that could bring Optimus Maximus style flexibility. The filing, "Multi-Functional Keyboard Assemblies," describes component-dense keycaps which layer not only the regular mechanical switch but can include capacitive sensors as would normally be found in the trackpad, or displays for changing each key's legend.
The operation is pretty simple, zero in on an unsuspecting hard-for-cash victim; convince them to ride to the nearest Apple Store. Get them to sign a couple of contracts and exchange brand new unlocked iPhones for a couple of hundred dollars. Result: the trafficker makes a killing, the store makes great sales, and the victim is left with the heartburn of ruined credit standing and some debt.
Apple rumors are always making the rounds and a new one has turned up today. This new rumor claims that Apple is set to release updated MacBook Air notebooks next week. This rumor goes along with rumors that surfaced earlier this month suggesting a big change was coming to the MacBook Air line.
Apple has announced that it is expanding its Reuse & Recycling program in part of its Earth Day efforts to become greener. The program will let owners of iPad tablets recycle their old iPad and get their hands on a new tablet at the same time. Getting people to upgrade is a big deal for Apple as tablet sales begin to slow.
Sprint has announced that many of the phones or tablets that operate on its network have been programmed with a master subsidy lock known as the MSL that locks the devices to parameters that allows it to work on the Sprint network only. Sprint has announced that it will provide people on its network any MSL codes to allow them to unlock their phones and take it to other carries if they meet certain unlocking requirements.
The world is no stranger to iPhone 6 rumors at this point -- we've heard word on rumored specs, design, and launch times over past months -- and today's latest rumor is no exception. According to the Chinese website ctee.com, Apple's next iPhone iteration won't be arriving until some time next year.