Apple utilized for a patent for a formidable design for a brand new all-in-one laptop, which integrates each its keyboard and display right into a single curved sheet of glass. The control app, which was first spotted by Patently Apple, and which was filed in May last year, describes how the iMac-like computer’s “enter space” and “show space” may very well be constructed right into a single steady surface, whereas a help construction behind the show may then include the computer’s processing unit, in addition to offering house for all of the machine’s ports.
It’s a reasonably hanging design for a few causes. For one factor, the quantity of curved glass concerned is way over Apple has ever utilized in one in every of its merchandise earlier than. It’s additionally fascinating to see that the corporation is considering taking the iMac’s all-in-one design even additional, by integrating not simply the pc and show collectively, but additionally a keyboard and touchpad as properly (though the applying additionally describes how the keyboard might be indifferent throughout use).
Past the appliance’s core claims, Apple outlines some fairly formidable ideas for the way it might like the new iMac design to work. Most attention-grabbing is an idea for the way you might dock a MacBook into the device. The laptop computer would theoretically output its display to the iMac’s display, whereas its keyboard would go by a gap in the midst of the machine to allow you to use it as regular. At one other level, the application suggests that its single sheet of glass might fold down its center to let you pack it away when not in use.
Given how radical the design is, we’d be very stunned if this patent software for a “Digital Gadget with Glass Housing Member” made it to market in its present kind. Nevertheless, given the iMac’s design has remained comparatively unchanged over the previous decade coupled with new advances in glass fabrication, it’s not shocking to be taught that some designers inside Apple are contemplating a shake-up.