An Apple patent that has just been released reveals the techniques studied by the firm to the apple to make his keyboard waterproof debris.
Can we soon nibble Choco BN with impunity over his MacBook? This is in any case what hope this patent filed by Apple and made public a few days ago.
The document entitled “Prevention of input for keyboards” describes different methods to protect. The keys of the crumbs.The first technique put forward is to fix a membrane between the top of the key and the mechanism that operates (the switch) so that the crumbs cannot infiltrate there.
Another option studied closely: use a perforated membrane that acts as a bellows every time the key is pressed. The membrane would expel the air and any debris with tithe patent was filed in 2016. Note that its existence does not guarantee that Apple will develop and market such keyboards in the future.