While having a reliable source inside Apple is a good way to learn about the company’s plans for the future, another simpler way is following their patent applications. According to an application published by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Apple appears to have plans to add a surround sound audio system into MacBook-like devices, and this system might help them to make even thinner products.
One of the main reasons why some people don’t like touchscreens is that they lack the physical feedback that you would get from a regular set of buttons. At the same time, touchscreens can be a lot more versatile than hardware buttons? This new CMU touch screen technology appears to address both of these concerns. […]