MacBook Pro concept shows how useful an OLED touchpad will be

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Apple might not unveil a radically redesigned MacBook Pro at WWDC next week, but thanks to artist Martin Hajek we’ve got the next best thing: concept images.

Hajek’s images show how the OLED touchpad could automatically change based on the apps you’re using.

The OLED bar blends in so seamlessly with the MacBook Pro’s keyboard that you can hardly tell it’s not just a long-ass key. The best part of having it would be the ability to view the status of certain apps and control them without leaving the current window in which you’re working.

Aspects of the OS X menu bar could find their way to the OLED pad, including the date, a quick Spotlight search button, a Notification Center slider and a battery meter.

Interacting with Siri on the OLED touchpad could be a much better experience than using an on-screen popup as well. Apple is expected to bring its digital assistant to the Mac this year, and the new MacBook Pro’s possible OLED touchpad might be the best way to gain quick access.
Drooling yet? Unfortunately, Apple may not ship the new notebook until August. Start saving now.

Source: Martin Hajek