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 â€œApple iMac Touch with Flex Baseâ€. 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 â€œSlant Modeâ€ from OS X (the iMacâ€™s current operating system) which it would engage when in â€œUpright Modeâ€.
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
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