Pyramid iMac on MacRumors !

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Hi,

It seems that a new Apple patent arrives just hours before the keynote:

On MacRumors:

Dual Swingarm iMac G5?

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2004/...30145701.shtml



Rhapso.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 17
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Hmm, maybe diversionary tactics can't see the use of a "Dual swing arm" when one sufficed in the original design.

    Remember, you can pick the (current G4) iMac up by the arm so it is strong enough to hold almost any size of display.
  • Reply 2 of 17
    The Macrumors forum site is overloaded. But you can see the image on the patent site here:



    http://patimg2.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=...y=7EE55F4257E3
  • Reply 3 of 17
    glenglen Posts: 32member
    Very doubtful. A fuller report here explains that it is part of a patent originally filled in November 2001 - making it just one of the options for the iMac 2.
  • Reply 4 of 17
    tednditedndi Posts: 1,921member
  • Reply 5 of 17
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Reminds me of an old thread of mine...



    anyone remenber this?
  • Reply 6 of 17
    drsusedrsuse Posts: 49member
    macrumors works fine for me
  • Reply 7 of 17
    Anyone remember Messiahtosh's post?







    Maybe that crazy boy is on the good stuff?
  • Reply 8 of 17
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by New

    Reminds me of an old thread of mine...



    anyone remenber this?




    Ahh, yes indeed...that diagram was a real "modern" work of art
  • Reply 9 of 17
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MiMac

    Ahh, yes indeed...that diagram was a real "modern" work of art



    hehe, so was the "mouse-wheel-patent"... but it turned out to be the new ipod clickwheel...
  • Reply 10 of 17
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    That story was posted by MacObserver a week ago I believe. When filing patents the filer will sometimes disquise the product a bit when a drawing is provided. Not unusual. It's ugly in my opinon. Who wants all those angles. You could hurt yourself! I doubt there will be a pyramid iMac this time, although if they ever made one it would probably last forever - pyramid power and all that.



    By the way I think it is possible that the iMac G5 will be more like the current one with a floating screen and separate CPU rather then the rumored CPU behind the screen. But by tomorrow at 5:00 AM EDT (give an hour for the preliminaries) we'll know for sure.
  • Reply 11 of 17
    formatc2formatc2 Posts: 176member
    The secret is the new "ball joint" connecting to the LCD.



    This "ball joint" looks like it could rotate to portrait view.



    The two arms are a diversionary tactic.



  • Reply 12 of 17
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    Here's where the story broke last week;



    http://www.macobserver.com/columns/d...20030826.shtml
  • Reply 13 of 17
    The patent is for the arm. Why do people assume that the pyramid bit is the new case? It's not part of the patent, so why would the real base be there?
  • Reply 14 of 17
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by FormatC2

    The secret is the new "ball joint" connecting to the LCD.



    This "ball joint" looks like it could rotate to portrait view.



    The two arms are a diversionary tactic.







    \ This "new" ball joint looks like it wouldn't offer any significant advantages over the current design. The G4 iMacs display can swivel quite well to accommodate most viewing angles.

    Probably an old design for the current offering.
  • Reply 15 of 17
    formatc2formatc2 Posts: 176member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MrSparkle

    The patent is for the arm. Why do people assume that the pyramid bit is the new case?



    I agree with you about the base.



    I believe the real interesting arm part is the "ball joint", not the double arms.



    Looks like it could rotate to portrait mode compared to the old design.
  • Reply 16 of 17
    ruudruud Posts: 20member
    i'm not so sure. wasn't one of the contributing factors of the high price of the imac2 the complicated arm design? and the supposedly cheaper new imac is going to have an even more complicated arm construction?



    imho apple just patented this as one of the designs they worked on for the previous imac.
  • Reply 17 of 17
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Exactly! Apple ain't gonna redesign that arm again. Old technology. We need a new form.
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