Rumor: Apple looking to acquire Sonder, currently developing smart/dynamic keyboard

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Date: Friday, October 14th, 2016, 05:09
Category: Hardware, Rumor


Apple is apparently close to purchasing an Australian startup working on dynamic customizable keyboard.

The Sydney tech company Sonder has designed a smart keyboard that can be customised to accommodate any language, shortcut or custom icon, using the same E Ink display technology used by Kindle.

The acquisition of the company was first looked into when an Apple prototype using Sonder technology was seen at at an event at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The Incubator Innoconn event was organised by Foxconn International Holdings, Apple’s manufacturing partner, for startups it has invested in..

A representative for Sonder confirmed its chief executive, Francisco Serra-Martins, attended the event and that the startup was in talks with Apple’s procurement board.

Foxconn and E Ink Holdings, both strategic partners of Sonder, were assisting in the discussions with Apple. The company is partly owned by third-party companies and is in the middle of raising an investment round.

Sonder’s own keyboard is due for release later this year, with preorders at US$199.

To answer your questions as to what this keyboard might be like, take a gander:

Via The Guardian and Reddit

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