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Somebody made a stunning concept out of the curved iMac patent

Cyrved Imac Concept
Cyrved Imac Concept (Image credit: LetsGoDigital)

What you need to know

  • Somebody made a concept out of a recent iMac patent.
  • The patent showed a curved iMac made from a single piece of glass.
  • It features a touch screen and a removable keyboard, and it's simply stunning.

LetsGoDigital has commissioned dutch designer Jermaine Smit to create a concept based on a recent iMac patent and oh wow.

Their report says:

Together with the talented Dutch designer Jermaine Smit - aka Concept Creator - LetsGoDigital has decided to bring this special desktop PC to life by turning the patented design into a 3D render animation. In the video animation below you can see what a full glass iMac Pro would look like. The thin, stylish glass design would be a real eye-catcher in many living rooms and offices and would certainly meet today's design standards.

We'll cut to the chase, here's the video!

The patent was published in January and was titled 'electronic device with glass housing member'. A brief description of the patent stated:

An electronic device may include a glass housing member that includes an upper portion defining a display area, a lower portion defining an input area, and a transition portion joining the upper portion and the lower portion and defining a continuous, curved surface between the upper portion and the lower portion. The electronic device may include a display coupled to the glass housing member and configured to provide a visual output at the display area. The electronic device may include an input device coupled to the glass housing member and configured to detect inputs at the input area. The electronic device may include a support structure coupled to the glass housing member and configured to support the computing device.

Patents, of course, are no guarantee that Apple will create a product like this, but if it does, you won't find us complaining.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

  • A couple of thoughts:
    There is an almost 100% negative correlation between these "concept" designs and anything coming out of Apple.
    They were so busy getting these cool fly around arty shots that it was very difficult to see what the thing looked like. Literally you couldn't see anything at all useful for the first 30 seconds, just dark screen and abstract forms. The rest of the video was better, but only just. How about you stay in one spot for a bit so we get some idea what it looks like..
    The keyboard is way too close to the screen. For a screen that big you need to be back a foot or more. That part of the design is absurd.
  • The entire design is absurd. It's a twatwaffle of a device.