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Dual Swingarm iMac G5?

A patent filed by Apple Computer on August 24, 2004, for an "ornamental design for a display device with a moveable assembly" might shed some light on the design of the new iMac G5. Attached to the patent filing are artist renderings of a dual connection arm similar to the original iMac G4, but doubling the swingarms. Additionally, the base of the machine is a pyramidal shape, in contrast to the dome base of the most recent iMac G4. (Images in forum thread)

FIG. 1 shows a front perspective view of a display device with a moveable assembly attached to a flat panel display and to a pyramidal base, the moveable assembly shown in a first position; and,

FIG. 2 shows a back perspective view of a display device with a moveable assembly attached to a flat panel display and to a pyramidal base, the moveable assembly shown in a second position.


The timing of the filing of the patent in relation to the upcoming Apple Expo Paris might not be a coincidence, since patent approval would not have been made known until today. Also included in the filing are links to the iMac G4 swingarm patent.

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