Hardware

Apple patent hints at touchscreen iMacs and MacBooks

Figure 4

FIG. 4 shows computer system 300 oriented for a touch-based input mode. Similar to the previous example embodiment, FIG. 4 shows display 303 oriented relatively flat, low, and closer to the user, in comparison to the orientation shown in FIG. 3, that is, housing 301 has been pulled toward the user and pushed down flat, such that display 303 is now oriented for a touch input mode.

Image and summary taken from U.S. Patent Application number: 12/171,147 - Digitized by Google

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