“Apple thinks it’s time for a MacBook Pro to have a kick-ass surround sound audio system,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“With future MacBooks doubling as our Mobile TV, Movie Theater and high end video conferencing system, it’s time to kick the audio quality up a notch so as to compete with PC Notebooks offering Beats Audio,” Purcher reports. “This is definitely a feature that I think that most would welcome with open arms.”

Purcher reports, “Apples invention generally relates to a MacBook Pro including an audio transducer in electrical communication with the processor. The audio transducer includes a magnetic coil, and a magnet in communication with the magnetic coil. The enclosure includes a top panel, a bottom panel and the enclosure substantially surrounds the processor, the memory, and the audio transducer. The audio transducer is operably connected to the at least one of the top panel or the bottom panel of the enclosure.”

Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dow C." for the heads up.]