“In January of this year we posted a report titled ‘Apple Considers Integrating a Display into their Magic Mouse,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“This idea has once again surfaced in a new Apple patent that the US Patent Office published today titled ‘Incorporating Chromatic Sensors in Computer Mice,'” Purcher reports. “The first half of the patent discusses how the Magic Mouse will be able to improve performance when used on highly reflective surfaces such as glass, while the second half of the patent discusses how they’ll be able to implement chromatic sensors so as to turn the Magic Mouse into a handheld scanner.”
Purcher writes, “This is a really great idea that I hope will come to market instead of being placed into File 13.”
Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.