Solar powered MacBooks could be in our future

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The future appearances sunny, with Apple being provided a patent for a dual-sided laptop computer display that can be powered by solar panels housed within the back of the lid.

According to Hot Hardware, the ‘electronic device display module’ patent, which was given by the United States Patent and Hallmark Workplace along with another 30 patents, describes a laptop computer that houses an LED or Retina display in the front of the cover as you’d discover on any MacBook.

The back of the cover on the various other hand will be comprised of solar batteries, otherwise known as solar panels.

These panels will sit under electrochromic glass, or wise glass, which regulates just how much light undergoes.

MacBook to get touchy?

Different layers of the rear-facing clever glass can house its own elements, such as a logo design or various other information, which can be illuminated using power from the solar panels.

Of course, solar power might be made use of to recharge the laptop computer’s battery, but it could likewise be used to power touch sensors that the patent shares could be located on the rear part of the laptop computer display also.

‘A control device might be used to process touch commands on the rear plate to carry out functions such as opening a magnetic latch that holds the upper housing to the lower housing,’ the patent reviews.

But as with all patents, these innovations may never come to be – though it should be kept in mind that this is not really the first time that Apple has patented solar energy designs for its gadgets.