On April 9, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work on the Magic Trackpad. Apple was just granted a patent for their Magic Trackpad invention last month. Apple's new patent application covers all of the same ground as the original patent but advances the Magic Trackpad by integrating a new dimension that makes the device capable of switching between a normal power mode and a reduced power mode. This is outlined nine times in their 20 legal patent claims which didn't appear in their original 36 patent claims.
Patently Apple presents a detailed summary of patent applications with associated graphics for journalistic news purposes as each such patent application is revealed by the U.S. Patent & Trade Office. Readers are cautioned that the full text of any patent application should be read in its entirety for full and accurate details. About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. Comments are reviewed daily from 5am to 7pm MST and sporadically over the weekend.