“On January 20, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for Apple’s Magic Mouse,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Apple is working on combining the Magic Mouse’s touch surface with either an OLED or specialized display surface made of collimated optical glass that contains a unique magnifying capability,” Purcher reports. “The display will be able to display a calculator when in use with Apple’s Numbers app or be able to magnify text when using Apple’s Pages app.”
Purcher reports, “The interface could be used for other applications in the future, and an iPhone keypad isn’t out of the question.”
Much more in the full article, including Apple patent application illustrations along with other possible uses, here.