What’s this, yet another patent filing that may or may not turn into anything? But, but! It’s from Apple, so let’s all gather ’round the electronic campfire and discuss the implications, together! A “Display Housing for Computing Device,” or, in English, it’s a possible Apple tablet. Or, maybe, it’s merely a fancy laptop case, like the kind currently found in the unibody MacBook? That’s the great thing about discovering patents: no one knows a damn thing what they mean, so you’re free to speculate till you’re blue in the face.
What is it, exactly, this mysterious “Display Housing for Computing Device”?
… a portable computer including a base and a lid, the lid being coupled to the base via a hinge, and wherein the housing corresponds to the housing of the lid or the housing of the base
Engadget says this could merely describe the unibody MacBook; Gizmodo says it could mean that Apple is experimenting with miniaturization; Arrington claimed that a Mac tablet was on the way late last year. Head spinning, whom to believe?
Patents are the new Rorschach test.
via Electronic Pulp