January 31, 2013
Future Apple products may be able to project a laser-based keyboard onto a table. At least this could be one of the functions of a new depth perception system that Apple has submitted a patent for, according to Patently Apple. According to the application, the new technology could be used with future iMacs or next-generation iPads.
In this example, the system may be used in combination with a projected control panel 115 (such as a keyboard, audio/video controls, and so on). The control panel 115 may be a light pattern projected from a light source onto a surface (e.g., table or desk), the control panel 115 may include different light shapes, colors, or the like for representing different inputs.September. Take a look: As usual, we will keep you updated. Source: Patently Apple