Apple May Make A 'Crumb Free' Keyboard

By Allie Gold

March 14, 2018

Apple filed a patent made public yesterday for a keyboard that will be resistant to crumbs. For those of you who love snacking at your work desk, or lounging at home with your laptop, you may get excited for a keyboard that will keep out dirt, crumbs and other things that it might absorb. The patent describes two ways that this keyboard could happen: either by sealing gaps off or having a 'membrane beneath each key that would blow out air every time a key is pressed' therefore pushing out unwanted items. 

The patent was officially filed on September 8, 2016 just a day after Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. 

Even though we now know that this patent exists, it is still not a guarantee that we will ever get this product from the company. We're keeping our fingers crossed though! 

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