Could A MacBook Pro Be Used As A DJ Turntable?

15 August 2023 | 4:10 pm | Mary Varvaris

This MacBook Pro could feature motion sensors and specialised DJ software, acting as a detached, virtual turntable.

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Apple has filed a patent that suggests that its newest MacBook Pro could be turned into a DJ turntable.

As Mix Mag reports and diagram pictures show, the “modular computing device” can be disassembled – the alphabet keys and the touchpad can be removed in place of a turntable controller.

The patent also details how the computer will feature motion sensors and specialised DJ software, acting as a detached, virtual turntable.

“A computing device can be reconfigurable to include one or more electrical devices in various configurations,” the patent abstract reveals. “The computing device can include a base forming an input service configured to receive user input. The base can receive one or more input devices, such as displays or keyboards.”

The summary continues, “The base can include a hinge rotatably attached to the bottom and configured to removably retain an electronic device, such as a display.

“The computing device can include a coupling mechanism having a first retaining portion and a second retaining portion rotatably coupled to an intermediate portion. The first and second retaining portions can be configured to removably retain electrical devices to the coupling mechanism.”

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