“Apple has show interest in providing more advanced keyboard backlights on its notebook computers, allowing greater user interaction with individually lit keys and multiple colors,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“A slew of patent applications revealed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week reveal Apple’s interest in advancing its keyboard backlights,” Hughes reports. “They note that current keyboards offer some feedback via light, such as when the ‘Caps Lock’ key is enabled, but a more informative keyboard could be beneficial to users.”

Hughes reports, “Apple’s solution, described in a handful of new patent applications, would have more dynamic keyboard backlights, with individually illuminated keys and multiple colors. One application, titled “Keyboard with Increased Control of Backlit Keys,” describes a MacBook that would have different illumination schemes based on which application is running.”

More info, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.