Apple Applies for iMac Touch Patent

Posted on August 23, 2010 by

Apple has applied for a patent relating to an iMac with a touch interface and flex base.

From Patently Apple:

While most of us were getting ready for the iPad’s arrival in January and Patently Apple hard at work preparing our major series called the Tablet Prophecies, a major iMac Touch patent was being quietly published in Europe. And while some of the graphic figures of today’s patent did slip out in Europe, we were never able to verify whether they were legitimate or not. Well, today we finally get to post the Mother Lode of all information concerning the iMac Touch and it’s absolutely brilliant! Ironically we had just posted a report on Saturday titled “Apple Patents Point to Future MacBooks with IPS & Touch Displays” when we discovered the European Filing. The naysayers will have to eat crow on this one, because Apple’s method of transitioning from OS X to iOS is clearly outlined for both the iMac and MacBook – and it’s a grand slam home run. Imagine having an iMac on your desktop one minute and a gigantic iPad the next. Imagine playing iGames on this dream machine – Wow! Imagine reading a double-page book on this – Unbelievable! Apple takes the mystery out of how OS X could finally co-exist with iOS on a Mac and you’ve got to see this one to believe it.

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