Touch screen Macbook PATENT!

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  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Apple Tablet anyone?

    this might even make Page 2 :)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Apple patent things that don't become real ALL THE TIME...but its still nice to see that it comes to their minds :)
     
  3. Cormier6083 macrumors regular

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    Looks more the patent for iPhone perhaps? I hope it's real!
     
  4. yagran thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it looks like it has an ipod dock connector (see fig8)
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Yeah, whatever happened to that Dynamic Ornamental Appearance patent? :confused: :(
     
  6. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    That looks pretty cool. laying it flat on a desk then using a touch 'keyboard' and such would be really sweet! Add a stand so it would sit kinda like a picture and a BT keyboard and mouse for home use.
     
  7. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Those pictures look familiar...wasn't there already a story on this shortly after the patent was Issued in May 2005?

    Edit: Story reported here.
     
  8. yagran thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ye i know its old, but i sure s hell ent seen it.. but i wasnt around these forums in 2005 sooo lol
     
  9. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Its got to be a type of iPod or iPhone because it has no USB inputs or firewire so it can't really be a tablet.
     
  10. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    thats clearly more iPhone than a TouchBook™. Just looking at the shape of the screen and stuff you can tell.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It goes back even further than that...this patent first showed up here (courtesy of The Register) in August 2004 when the application was made public. But you're right, it was also featured here in May 2005 when the patent was issued.
     
  12. illustratorDavi macrumors 6502

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    My worst fears are that Apple will update MBP tomorrow I go ahead and order then WWDC comes along and they release itablet.

    I expect this is just an iphone patent for now.
     
  13. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Cool. Looks like a tablet to me. I am happy with my BlacBook
     
  14. BioChron macrumors regular

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    That would be awesome! I hope they make it one day.
     
  15. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't Apple already have the patent for tablet PC's? Even before this article came out?

    Also, click the link and it clearly shows that this thing is NOT iPhone or iPod size (Fig 9). Maybe it has that multitouch feature stuff. Now that would be cool!
     

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