Apple granted a design patent for a new Mac monitor

Apple has been granted a design patent (D808,965) for what looks like a new computer monitor. One of the complaints about previous Cinema and Thunderbolt displays, as well as iMacs, is that, while they can tilt, their height can’t be adjusted.

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The design patent seems to show a display that addresses those issues. Apple is working on a new, modular Mac Pro and a standalone display. This patent could reflect an upcoming screen. It’s unclear if such a monitor would also be able to easily swivel from side to side, a feature some users have wanted in Apple displays and iMacs. 

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product.