Apple’s iMac has mostly kept its design for many years now, which means that it is bound for a redesign at some point in the near future, or at least that’s what we hope. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but in the meantime, it looks like Apple has come up with a pretty crazy idea for a potential redesign.
According to a recently discovered patent by AppleInsider, it shows a design for the iMac that Apple has cooked up that relies on a single sheet of glass. As you can see in the drawing above, it shows the iMac with its display housed in a curved frame that slopes towards the user, with a small stand on the back to help keep it propped upright.
At the bottom of the frame, there is a space where it looks like where the (potential virtual) keyboard could be housed, along with two spaces to the left and right of it, which we’re not sure if it could also double up as trackpads, creating a true all-in-one desktop system where it would work right out of the box without users having to attach peripherals to it.
It is a pretty outrageous design idea and given that it is a patent, there’s really no telling if Apple plans on making it a reality. That being said, as much as we’d love to see Apple tackle a redesign of the iMac, the fact that the iMac Pro launched not too long suggests that we could still have to wait quite a bit.