CNN has picked up on a story from Patently Apple, the website which forensically examines Apple patent applications for anything juicy, which this time has revealed a very interesting looking device which is referred to in the patent as an “Apple iMac Touch with Flex Base”. This has led many experts to conclude that Apple might be in the process of developing a computer that looks like a desktop computer, and indeed sits on a desktop exactly like a normal computer would, but then, hey presto, it tilts and turns into a huge desktop iPad! Ingenious, no?!
According to CNN, the patent explains how the device would switch to iOS when in “Slant Mode” from OS X (the iMac’s current operating system) which it would engage when in “Upright Mode”.
Although the patent was first published in January, Patently Apple says that it was only recently able to verify the authenticity of the documents.
Source: CNN, Patently Apple