If new patent particulars are any indication, Apple is perhaps paving the best way for a significant redesign of the iMac — one which successfully transforms the enduring desktop pc right into a show embedded in a single sheet of glass.
In line with the small print in Apple’s patent (titled “Digital System with Glass Housing Member”), the concept requires basically refashioning the iMac as a single glass sheet. The flat portion would home the show, after which a decrease half that’s curved is supposed to relaxation on a desk. The patent additionally proposes adjustability of the curved portion of the iMac. In order that flattening it, for instance, might extra simply facilitate packing the show to maneuver it someplace.
A brand new iMac design?
This information follows an overhaul that Apple carried out for the 2021 iMac 24-inch, which introduced coloration again, provided a brand new design, and added Apple’s personal M1 chip that’s already within the the MacBook Air and Mac Mini earlier than it. And, the iMac obtained all-new equipment that not solely match the design, however add some further performance.
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As we famous in our overview of this explicit iteration of the iMac, the design language this time round features a 24-inch show on the entrance surrounded by white bezels. With a comparatively massive chin on the backside. There are additionally tons of enjoyable colours on provide, starting from pink to inexperienced, yellow, purple, purple, blue, and silver.
As for the design patent hinting at an overhauled iMac, in the meantime, there’s one thing else design-wise that should even be famous.
Apple is now lastly and fully in its post-Jony Ive section. Apple’s influential design chief, who was additionally late cofounder Steve Jobs’ closest confidante on the firm, left the iPhone maker again in 2019. The person identified for his often-whimsical, often-minimal design touches that led to issues like candy-colored Macs went on to open his personal design consultancy.
The premise was that, amongst different purchasers, Ive and Apple would proceed working collectively lengthy into the longer term. Nonetheless, that contractural association has now ended.
Apple earnings on July 28
Apple will reveal extra particulars in regards to the Mac line basically, by the best way, later this week. The corporate studies its subsequent spherical of quarterly earnings on Thursday, July 28.
This report will cowl the three-month interval between April and June of this 12 months. Final quarter, as a reminder, Apple reported income of greater than $97 billion. That was up 9 % from the year-ago interval. Furthermore, the compny’s revenue for the quarter hit $25 billion. And all product segments minus the iPad reported progress in comparison with the identical interval in 2021.