The next generation of Apple iMac computers could include a touchscreen, reports Digital Spy. Citing a story from the blog Patently Apple, the site explains that Apple filed a patent with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office for a desktop computer that employs a touchscreen-activated graphic user interface.
The target audience would be business users in the advertising and design fields, where changes to drawings and sketches could be done by touching the screen instead of reaching for a mouse or stylus.
The patent reads as follows: "The visual augmentation could include displaying an outline and/or fill region (e.g. a color or pattern fill) around the knob element, displaying text labels for minimum and maximum range limit values and displaying a slider element with the knob element."
The unit, writes Patently Apple, may be called the iMac Touch.