Apple keyboard and mouse patents

It appears Apple has been busy developing new uses for the Click Wheel and other touch sensitive devices. ZDNet’s Apple Core blog is carrying a story about an Apple patent application that indicates that Apple may be looking to incorporate the click wheel into future keyboard designs. The wheel would be placed where the numeric keypad is today. I am not yet ready to give up my keypad. When working with spreadsheets the keypad is the fastest way to enter numbers. Isn’t that why is was added to the keyboard in the first place?

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