Apple may not be popular for radical changes in terms of designs, with in the iPhone range but not the same the situation with its iMac products. A new patent surfaced a few days ago teasing a new iMac product with an unusual but amazing design. While the patent filing doesn’t necessarily reveal when a new product is coming, at least this make us believe that Apple has a thought of redesigning its All-in-One iMac computers.
In the patent, the front design shows the iMac with a single glass sheet featuring a curved low portion on one edge residing on the desk. The curved area will serve to hold the input devices.
The larger flat are may serve as a house for the embedded display. The glass obviously can’t stand by itself. For that reason, Apple designed a wedge shape stand of sorts to prop the display higher or lower according to the user preference.
There is an optional version of the design suggested by the patent. It adds the possibility of introducing foldable glass at the curved section. We’re entering the era of foldable displays, so it makes sense for Apple to start pushing the technology through its products. The company that once has known for its innovative ideas can’t be behind the competition.
As we said before, the patent is not by any means a confirmation of a new iMac. However, this definitely shows that Apple is not scared of exploring extreme designs in the future. It’s worth noting that this design can be perfectly assimilated with Apple’s clean aesthetic. It features a seamless design language with fewer visible parts. The focus is on look and functionality.