“Just last week we presented a report about Apple advancing the design of a possible future Post-PC hybrid system,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“We also noted that it was Steve Jobs who made this term of ‘Post PC era’ extremely popular within the tech community,” Purcher reports. “A recent Forest Research related blog presented an interesting overview of what they felt the term Post-PC era really meant and this week a new patent application from Apple had a surprising revelation that they were working on a new platform-independent word processor application.”

Purcher reports, “Whether this will be represented by their already standing Pages App is not yet known but it would stand to reason that it would be. Apple’s little shocker also hinted that their platform independent code could go far beyond just word processing. This could be Apple’s new internet strategy that thrusts more of us into the next phase of what is now known as the Post-PC era.”

More info and Apple’s patent application illustrations in the full article here.