The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent application for an all-glass iMac. In the new design, we can see that it will be made from one curved piece of glass. The lower part of the glass would house a keyboard, while the top would be the display.
The patent site describes the new iMac design will include:
- A glass housing member that includes an upper portion defining a display area.
- A display coupled to the glass housing member and configured to provide a visual output at the display area.
- An input device coupled to the glass housing member and configured to detect inputs at the input area.
- A support structure coupled to the glass housing member and configured to support the computing device.
That's why one option even includes a slot in the glass. A MacBook could be placed behind the iMac, and then the keyboard can be pushed through the slot to emerge in the front. Perhaps the processing power of the two machines could be combined.
Apple's application was filed in the second quarter of 2019, and the date of the product's launch on the market is currently unknown.
Also, do not forget that Apple files patent applications quite often, but this does not mean that all of them will be implemented.