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Touch-Sensitive Buttons Might Escape to the MacBook's Exterior

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The latest Apple patent indicates future MacBooks will have touch-sensitive technology on their external casing. Apple dreamed up some grand ideas as to how this might be used Media playback controls? On/off button? iPhone sync? Possibly, but judging from this HIGHLY PRECISE diagram shown above, it mostly just looks like an elegant battery indicator. [Apple Insider]

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if theyre anything like the touch-sensitive buttons on my samsung monitor then dont bother. if each button is clearly distinguishable then ya, doooooo iiiit.