This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other

This is just an Apple concept, but it shows the potential of what could come in future
This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other

If you’re gawking at the picture above, ready to throw your money at Apple and take one of these units home, hang on – it’s a concept. And now that we’ve dashed plenty of your dreams, take a closer look at what could be in Apple’s future.

This is the Apple lightmac, a model that combines the power of desktop with a projected touchscreen. Developed by an industrial designer, Tomas Moyano, this technology aims to be a desktop computer that can double up as a tablet.

As evident from the pictures, all it’s made of is two brackets that project a virtual touch screen, a central component (looking somewhat like Apple TV) that houses the technical components, and a wireless keyboard should you use it as a desktop. That’s all there is to it.

This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other
This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other

The display projector brackets can be resized to provide a a customisable interaction – place the brackets further for a desktop experience and closer for one you normally get on your Apple tablets.

The central component is said to be a core i9 processor that has 16 GB of RAM and a 24-hour battery life. In addition, it syncs with the other external modules (the wireless keyboard and the brackets) via Bluetooth 6.0. The other peripherals have a battery life of 12 hours.

The makers of Apple lightmac say the technology can hit markets sometime in 2025 – that’s only some 10 years away, right? But for now, they do offer us some exciting insights into what could possibly come from the i-device makers in future. If only we didn’t have to wait that long..  

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[Source and images: designboom