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New MacBooks might let you type in emoji or Klingon

Apple's in talks with an Australian startup to turn your computer's keyboard into a transformable e-ink display, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Soon, the keyboard on your laptop might be as interchangeable as the image on the screen.

Apple is in talks to use e-ink technology to make the keyboards on its upcoming computers malleable, according to unnamed sources in a report by The Wall Street Journal.

The keyboard will reportedly be a standard feature on MacBook laptops starting in 2018. If true, this means you would be able to change your keyboard to show the alphabet of any language, or even emojis, then switch it back to a standard QWERTY arrangement whenever you want.

Australian startup Sonder is behind the tech, reported the Journal, and will be releasing a standalone transformable keyboard later this year for $200. Sonder is backed by Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, and the tech titan could be making a move to acquire Sonder.

Apple did not respond to CNET's request for comment.