Apple patent mutlitouch touchscreen mouse device
Apple patent unveils future perihperal
Ever the future tech tease, Apple has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office outlining what appears to be a wireless mouse with in-built touchscreen display.
Entitled a “Computer Input Device Including a Display Device” the mouse-bound touchscreen display is reported to feature multiple uses as either a simple information display or a customisable contextual input device.
Landing alongside the interactive touchscreen display on the patented Magic Mouse is the standard two physical button controls and an optical track navigation system.
Launching last August, Apple’s Magic Trackpad attempted to revolutionise computer controls scrapping physical buttons in replace of a single large, multitouch capable touch sensitive device.