“In February we posted another report that discussed integrated touch displays coming to Macs eventually and the naysayers surfaced once again to say that it was a brain dead idea,” Purcher reports. “Well, today the US Patent and Trademark Office revealed Apple’s patent that is in fact about a true hybrid notebook tablet in all its glory.”
Purcher reports, “The patent filing includes details of a very cool display with a retractable magnetic mechanism that hides itself once detached from the MacBook’s main body. Today, on paper at least, Apple has finally revealed their first patent filing about a hybrid notebook-tablet with actual details.”
Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: No less than Tim Bajarin has predicted a hybrid Mac+iPad for 2013.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Arline M." for the heads up.]
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