MacBook Pro concept shows how useful an OLED touchpad will be

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Siri might even find a new home on the OLED touchpad.
This is what the new MacBook Pro may look like.
Photo: Martin Hajek

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.

Cult of Mac’s favorite concept artist has created a series of mockups that show just how awesome it will be when Apple adds an OLED touchpad to the MacBook Pro. While last week’s spy photos gave us an early look at the new MacBook Pro’s frame, Hajek’s images show how the OLED touchpad could automatically change based on the apps you’re using.

Take a closer look at the rumored MacBook Pro OLED touchpad:

Adding an OLED touchpad could make the MacBook Pro even more magical.
Adding an OLED touchpad could make the MacBook Pro even more magical.
Photo: Martin Hajek

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.

The slender OLED touchpad could put useful commands at your fingertip.
The slender OLED touchpad could put useful commands at your fingertip.
Photo: Martin Hajek

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.

Siri might even find a new home on the OLED touchpad.
Siri might even find a new home on the OLED touchpad.
Photo: Martin Hajek

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