sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro
 

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

last month, the US patent and trademark office published one of apple’s latest patent applications for a potential iMac pro design. the patent — first filed in may 2019 — hints at drastic changes in the overall aesthetic of the current iMac, which has not been updated since 2012. sarang sheth, an industrial designer, took the measurements from the official diagram and visualized a conceptual look-book of the product using 3D modeling software, rhino and rendering software keyshot.

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro
3D modeled and rendered by sarang sheth

 

 

simplified into a glass unibody, the all-in-one apple iMac pro seamlessly transitions down from the screen to the keyboard and two trackpads in one motion. on the back of the screen, all of the macintosh computing hardware can be found in an aluminum cheese-grater casing. the desktop would also feature a 24-inch retina display complete with a glowing apple logo in the middle, a faceID camera module, and outlet for 4 USB ports.

 

sheth, who is also the editor-in-chief at yanko design, has shared multiple product shots of his rendered model, finished in apple’s iconic space black color — see sheth’s original article on yanko design here.

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro

sarang sheth envisions apple's design patent for a revolutionary curved unibody iMac Pro
official patent drawing by apple

 

 

project info:

 

official patent: apple iMac pro

designer/visualizer: sarang sheth

3D software: rhino 6

rendering software: keyshot 9

link to original article at yanko design

  • As someone who owns a 27” iMac, I can say that the screen is at least 60-80cm away from my eyes while the keyboard is just below them at 10-20cm.
    A 24” device isn’t a 15” laptop and shouldn’t be.
    I seriously doubt apple would make such a mistake in design and release such an iMac where the keyboard and screen are attach and so close to each other.
    As beautiful as the renders are this is not a human considerate design…

    Shay says:
  • agreed. the current imac on its stand is not elevated enough and needs to be raised up to be ergonomically comfortable. this design needs a lot more thought.

    greg says:
  • This looks awesome!!
    (if it were 1978 right now…)

    John Patrick says:
  • The design does not take into account human ergonomics and is an evident example of poor design. Compared to previous iMacs, this design is simply weak.

    tom says:
  • This would not fly with me or my fellow pro designers and I don’t believe Apple would be so unwise as to to unleash this on us. In offices and studios everywhere, folks constantly tilt their screens—to avoid glare, to work standing up, to adjust camera angle for Skype meetings. And we won’t be keen for any configuration that involves a fixed keyboard or doing layouts, modeling, or photo/film editing on anything smaller than 27 inches.

    Miles Crown says:

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