First off, sorry if this has been done before, I searched and only found bits and pieces. This is my official prediction for the next iMac, bold as it may be, I really think this could happen. Okay, so some of the rumours have been suggesting new iMac panel sizes, a 2011 release, etc. Last iMac refresh was last summer. I think the new iMacs will be released this summer, alongside Mac OS X Lion (this has been speculated before). Now, lets jump back to Job's last keynote, where we got the sneak peak of Lion. First, Launchpad: When I first saw Launchpad, I said to myself, hmm, that looks exactly how my Applications folders looks when I open it in grid view from the dock, but it has a much more iOS feel to it. Next, Mission Control: Mission Control seems pretty self explanatory, its a place to see all the apps you have going. Next, Full Screen Apps: When I first opened iPhoto and went into full screen mode, I couldn't help but notice it felt designed for some sort of touch based input. Combine these all, with the ability to flip through apps (side to side) as demoed in the keynote, and you cannot help but feel OS X Lion has a nice chunk of iOS influence (as Jobs also pointed out, ie. Back to the Mac). Now, let me paint a picture for you, you're typing an email on your iMac, you then want to do some work in iPhoto, imagine being able to touch Launchpad in the dock, and suddenly its like you're navigating your way through an iOS device. You click iPhoto with your finger, and it opens full screen, now in this 'touch mode', you can swipe side to side to switch between full screen apps, or you can open Mission Control to see what else is open. But the question is, Jobs said a vertical touch screen will cause your arm to fall off, but what about a design like this as revealed by one of Apples patents: Imagine this, after typing the email, you fold down your iMac, and use Launchpad, everything afterwards seems so touch intuitive. I believe the Mac App store will bring alot more full screen touch based apps, designed for touch input. Combine this with the rumours of new screen sizes, and it all just seems to fit together. What do you guys think? I don't expect everyone to agree, it is purely my prediction, and not fact.