“On April 22, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published an obscure patent of Apple’s titled ‘Scheme for Authenticating without Password Exchange’ which revealed a little something unexpected,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
MacDailyNews Take: Rumor has it that Al looked this one over at a recent board meeting and proclaimed it “risky.”
Purcher continues, “Buried within the patent images of this patent we find a flowchart listing a touch screen that could be associated with both a Macbook and a small form factor desktop. This supports two of Apple’s January patent applications regarding a touch screen iMac and MacBook.”
Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application images, here.