Mac mini concept with Touch Bar

“Mac mini” with Face ID, almost infinite screen and Touch Bar? Only in this concept

One of the things I most admire in the world of technology is the thinking heads that live in it. From the most ingenious to the most bizarre, it is simply pleasant to see different things come up all the time.

After having imagined what an iPad without a Home button would look like, with Face ID and almost borderless screen, now it’s time for another designer to conceptualize a next generation of Mac mini, since the CEO of Apple himself said that the line has not yet died.

His monitor (Mac mini has a monitor ?!) would be quite thin and would have almost no borders, following the design of the iPhone X. And if you thought that piece of hardware between the screen and the keyboard would be a mere Touch Bar, look again:

It’s all here

Inside the Taptop are all parts of a normal computer, in addition to having an integrated power adapter, microphone, speaker, etc.

Mac mini concept with Touch Bar

You who follow the world of Apple may have probably been bothered – or at the very least, surprised – that a Mac mini was portrayed as a “All-in-one”, and its intention was never to be a continuation of the iMac line.

In fact, the designer Louis Berger called his creation “Taptop computer”, but since the entire operating structure is in the quasi-cylinder that we see with the Touch Bar, it is much more for Mac mini than iMac, whose structure is found on the monitor itself.

In addition to functioning as a real Touch Bar, which shows different options as an app appears on the monitor, the App Dock is also on it, and can be called exactly as an iPhone X invokes the Home Screen, just by dragging upwards.

The new hardware would have this shape and angle to facilitate two things: the user’s touch while typing and to facilitate the execution of Face ID and presence sensors.

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Although the idea was not inspired by any rumor, it is very cool to see the imagination flowing in this way and, in the end, it ends up bringing good discussions. And you, what you think? ?

via Cult of Mac