“Apple could make its notebook computers and keyboard accessories even thinner and lighter with a brand new take on the classic input method,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple’s interest in reinventing the keyboard was revealed in a new patent application discovered this week by AppleInsider,” Hughes reports. “Entitled ‘Single Support Lever Keyboard Mechanism,’ it describes a handful of ways that a keyboard could be shrunk in size without affecting its performance.”

Hughes reports, “Apple’s solution is a single support lever keyboard mechanism, which the proposed invention says would allow the keyboard cap to be formed of almost any material, but would also provide stability to each key.”

Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Edward W.,” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]