The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent related to the Macac family of products. In the patent, the company describes a Mac desktop with a the glass case, and there will be a keyboard and two built-in trains.
The Mac product line hasn't appeared much since it was born, so it's nice to see how Apple's engineers start hitting their imagination to create the new generation of the iMac.
As we've always said about this type of ownership, the fact that Apple registered the idea it does not mean that the company will make its development. But the vision is there, and it may be possible in the future.
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This could be a future Mac
In the patent, Apple highlights that many electronic devices include many separating components to connect other input and output devices. For example, a different keyboard screen. In addition, they also point out that the materials used by these traditional electronic devices are often easily damaged, and that they do not provide the best visibility.
Apple's future iMac vision combines current iMac technology with nostalgia and the innovation that the Mac G3 had in its time. Displays a glass-based version, with a screen attached to the housing. An electrical device will install a keyboard attached to a glass house, though some other designs show that the keyboard can be split.
On the other hand, on the screen we also see two sidewalks located on both sides of the keyboard, which is positioned on the front. Preparation of an Apple patent registration as "DP Trackpad".
The glass device of the electronic device described in Apple's new patent would have a glass sheet below used to enclose the keyboard and track cables. But this glass sheet may be ideal for couples support structure that will keep the phone standing (FIG. 11E).
With regard to its patent, Apple wants to make clear that glass houses can be made of transparent, composite, painted or treated with a specific process that allows the use of an invisible (opaque) component. They can also be used translucent materials
In addition, the bite of an apple company warns that this type of glass housing material should have areas such as high resistance and crack, and provide a finer-looking finish and feel compared to other materials and materials.
Will Apple develop such a design?
In the figure in FIG. 3 we see a desktop iMac with a screen OLED, integrated keyboard and touch panels on your left and right. In FIG. 11We see the back of the electrical app, by ports and speaker, and a support structure that will serve as the base of the device.
FIG. 11B shows us how a keyboard can have a change to be used in the configuration when the keyboard is positioned on the top or bottom part of an electronic device. The keyboard, as we show, can be separated from its assemblage.
The patent was requested by Apple on time the second quarter of 2019, but it was not until today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office leased it to its system. As we said, considering it's a patent, it's impossible to know if this product will come to market someday. It would be a major leak at the design level and performance in line with the current iMac service.
This kind of change in such traditional products usually takes a few problems. Finding the right consistency for glass house materials and materials should not be an easy task, and any small mistake can lead to all sorts of problems. Apple must therefore think carefully before implementing a project of such magnitude. What do you think of this project? Can you turn your Mac into one like that?
Source | First Apple