Apple Wants To Make Keyboards Thinner

Posted Feb 24, 2012

Apple has filed a patent for a thinner and less rigid keyboard according to AppleInsider. The company has laid out their plans for a ?single support lever keyboard mechanism.? Apple explains that ?it would be beneficial to provide a keyboard for a portable computing device that is aesthetically pleasing, yet still provides the stability for each key that users demand.? Apple believes that they could make the keyboard thinner by using rigid support levers to hold key caps in place and provide stability while enabling a travel range of 0.2mm.