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Concept renders imagine a new Apple iMac patent with a curved glass case

Apple has patented a desktop PC with an unusual design. (Image source: Yanko Design)
Apple has patented a desktop PC with an unusual design. (Image source: Yanko Design)
Apple has been awarded a patent for some unique-looking iMacs. The designs show a device with a glass case and a keyboard integrated within its curved housing.

Apple has only made minor revisions to the iMac's design for years now, most recently with the iMac 24-inch. However, Apple has patented a futuristic-looking all-in-one computer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as the drawings below show.

Incidentally, Yanko Design has already published concept renders that match the design that Apple has patented. While the patent shows a device with a flat display, it has a curved housing that integrates a keyboard and two touch-sensitive areas that could be used as trackpads.

Unsurprisingly, Apple has created variants on a theme that we have embedded below. One is a foldable version, which allows you to flip the front portion upwards, for some reason. Additionally, another design would allow you to dock a laptop, a novel concept but one that could be impractical if you place the large display on a desk.

Ultimately, there are no guarantees that Apple will release any of the designs. The company is expected to announce a 27-inch iMac next year, which will contain an Apple M1X SoC. The more powerful chipset should debut on the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 in October or November.

(Image source: USPTO via Patently Apple)
(Image source: USPTO via Patently Apple)
(Image source: USPTO via Patently Apple)

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USPTO via Patently Apple, Yanko Design - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2021-09- 8 (Update: 2021-09- 8)