Publisher of the image, The Register, scoffs at the picture, which amalgamates three Apple hardware rumours circulating at the moment. The new iMac is alleged to be a hybrid of a flat-screen and a Mac tablet with Quartz capabilities.
The source of the image says that the new iMac's LCD screen can be removed and used as a Web pad. The iMac can also be independently powered through it’s own battery and has a wireless connection.
OS X exclusive The processing power of the new iMac's LCD display enables it to display Quartz data, implying that it runs on Mac OS X only. Quartz is the imaging layer of OS X.
The computer also features a DVD slot and is a thin server for X Server and WebOjects deployment. It can also be used to control a number of servers via a change of TCP/IP address and a control panel wired into the hardware.
Apple's recent moves to run down inventories of the iMac hints that something may be afoot, and that a new iMac could be launched at Macworld Expo and Conference in New York.