Apple is known worldwide for developing brand new, innovative products that become iconic in a very short period of time. Mostly everyone, from children to elders, has heard of an iPad or an iPhone.
During the past few years they have focused more on developing and updating their existing models to newer, better ones, than shaking the tech world with daring innovations. However, soon enough they could once more surprise the world with an awe-worthy discovery. Recently, Apple has received a new patent for the dual-screen solar-powered Macbook. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
The new Macbook would have a second display located on the top of its lid. The beauty of this laptop’s design is its top surface. It is equipped with a glass that can turn opaque or transparent whenever the user has need of it. In this way, the user can check notifications and updates even when the Macbook is closed.
The photovoltaic cells can be found on the rear panel. In this way the Macbook can be charged whenever it comes in contact with light. The cells can use both sunlight and ambient light to charge. If your laptop is placed in a very bright spot, you can be sure that it will charge as soon as possible.
The patent also mentions that touch sensors placed on the shell could be used to trigger either mechanical or software locks. In addition, a user would be allowed to input pass codes or even control media players with their help. Other types of input could also be added in order to use different application.
The patent was originally filed back in 2010. The solar-powered characteristic of the Macbook could do wonders for all-day usability. Moreover, the dual screen characteristic could help users check vital information much faster. It is, indeed, an interesting concept that could make a difference on the market. Would you buy this Macbook?