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Apple to develop keyboard with keys dedicated to Emojis, Siri and sharing

Discussion in 'Latest News and Rumors' started by Alex Dmitri, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Alex Dmitri

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    Feb 6, 2017
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    Apple has obtained a new patent for the user interface when a physical keyboard is connected to a device equipped with a touch screen . This is the iPad and Smart Keyboard, namely the physical keyboard for the iPad Pro. Here, Apple presents a template with new keys for quick access to features.


    In the patent, Apple presents interesting drawings because new buttons are noted on the keyboard: a button allows quick access to Emojis, a button launches Siri or make a search and another allows to quickly share content displayed on the screen.

    The key with the most features would be the one with the magnifying glass. A simple support would make a search within the applications to find a word or phrase for example. A long press could allow the use of Siri.

    New iPads are expected this year, with rumors announcing either a release in March or in the second half of 2017. Apple could possibly present a new Smart Keyboard on this occasion with the new features presented above. The keyboard could be accompanied by a second-generation Apple Pencil.