Apple patent hints at touchscreen iMacs and MacBooks

Figure 9a

FIG. 9A shows low-resolution input mode UI 800 displayed on screen 601. If the user would like to view items that have been slid off the screen due to transition effect 700, the user canuse a touch input, for example, the user can place his or her hand (or one or more fingers) on the screen and move the hand or fingers in a direction, to un-obscure the items.

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

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