Apple wants to tweak the traditional trackpad, at least as described in a patent filing.
Published on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark office, a patent application named "Touch pad with force sensors and actuator feedback" floats the idea of a trackpad that doesn't need a click button to respond to your touch and offer you feedback. Instead, the pad would be built with sensors to detect how hard you tap.
Many laptops still include click buttons above or below the touchpad. Others, such as Apple's own MacBook, integrate the click feature into the trackpad … Read more