MacBook displays are very susceptible to scratches. If you do not use protective pads for the keyboard, then scuffs may appear on the screen over time. Users have already complained about this problem many times and it seems that Apple decided to listen to them.
The company’s new patent describes a slide-out keyboard design for the MacBook. The idea is that when the display lid is closed, the keyboard will drop down a bit, thus preventing damage to the screen. When the user opens the Mac for work, the keyboard will rise.
An interesting solution that could fix the problem with scuffs and scratches on the display. But Apple rarely enforces its patents, and adding such a mechanism could make the MacBook even bigger, so the company is unlikely to go for it.
A source: appleinsider