The internet is buzzing over Apple’s latest invention, the MacBook Wheel. This is a revolutionary laptop that does away with the keyboard. You will have to say goodbye to the keyboard and say hello to the future of laptop computers.

Apple has replaced the keyboard with a sleek touch sensitive click wheel. Apple has said that the MacBook Wheel will make typing a thing of the past.

The price of this beauty is $2,600 for the lowest end, all the way up to $9,960 for the 40 Gb version.

How Click Wheel Board Works

Apple’s patent discusses the incorporation of a Click Wheel within a keyboard by stating that “the keyboard apparatus includes a plurality of keys and a rotational input unit. The rotational input unit allows a user to perform a rotational movement with respect to the rotational input unit. The rotational movement (rotational user input) can then be processed by the electronic circuitry of the computer system and used to manipulate navigation or selection actions with respect to a graphical user interface being presented to the user on the display device. The keyboard apparatus can also include a button associated with the rotational input unit. As shown in FIG. 7A, the button can be provided at a center region of the rotational input unit. However, the button is not required and, if provided, can be placed elsewhere, such as outside the periphery of the rotational input unit.

Courtesy : http://www.macnn.com

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MAHESH ( MGIT -ECE 3rd yr)

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