Apple Patents Curved Glass iMac Design

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Apple filed a patent last week for a new design for its iMac line. Seen at the United States Patent and Trademark Office it shows an interesting version of the desktop. Seems that curved glass has caught the eye of Cupertino engineers.

Image: Apple via USPTO
Image: Apple via USPTO

Apple Insider has theorized on a few possibilities with this. The glass portion of the unit may sit in a dock and have adjustable angles. Facilitated by a “wedge design” it could also house ports for stability and appearance needs. They also suggest that part of the display may be flexible, or fold-able, for shipping or storage situations. There’s also a version with the display as one piece and while the housing is another. This would allow either curved or flat options. Apple does file many patents that we’ve yet to see made into reality but it does show an interesting concept for a future iMac.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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