Couple of months ago, we talked about how Apple might include touch screen capabilities into their Desktop Lineup – iMacs and Mac Pros. The rumors seems to have come true when Apple has finally filed for a new patent which clearly shows the iMac as all new “iMac Touch”.
According to the patent’s description, the touchscreen sensors will lie in the hinges of the frame of the iMac Touch, which will automatically adjust its settings based on the screen’s orientation. The patent however, does not mention anything about what type of OS it will run, but we’re assuming that it will run the next version of Mac OS X i.e. 10.7 alongside iOS 4 for touchscreen capabilities. Using iOS 4 on a huge touch screen would be one hell of an experience. Apple usually keeps quiet about such products until the day they’re unveiled, this is just a patent, we’re not sure how long it will take to go into production.
[Source: Patently Apple]