We tried really hard to make it through the day without mentioning Apple but, well, we just couldn't help ourselves. See, we came across this patent application Apple filed for a wide trackpad for laptops, and had to check it out. We're not exactly sure how this would work (if we're not mistaken, most of the surface occupied by the pad also happens to be prime real estate for our hands when we're using a laptop), but it certainly seems like part of a general trend at Apple to try to patent just about anything with the words "touch" and "interface" in it -- even if it doesn't seem like something that has any real practical application.

[Via Macsimsum]

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