“On October 17, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that their 2012 ultrathin iMac was manufactured by using a very sophisticated robotic force,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“The insane design precision didn’t come about by accident. Apple’s latest patent application describes a robotic solution created by Apple for the iMac and beyond,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s iMac webpage as noted above states that Apple re-imagined everything, re-engineered everything about the iMac and today’s patent filing proves that out. This is Apple’s second robotic invention. Apple’s first design was for a robotic arm for manufacturing the iPhone that we covered back in January.”
Purcher reports, “Lastly, we present you with a secondary patent published today titled “Cosmetic Defect Reduction in Anodized Parts.” It’s Apple’s new “finishing” bath designed to degrease, de-smut, anodize and chemically polish the iMac and other future iDevices until they reflect Apple’s aesthetically insane finish so that they can give it their official stamp of approval.”
Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.