Apple’s “Sideship” feature can use the iPad as a second screen for Mac devices. The latest iMac patent shows that Apple plans to install projectors on the left and right sides of the back of the iMac to further expand the user’s screen.
According to a list recently released by the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO), Apple has obtained an iMac technology patent titled “Electronic Device Housing Structure and Integrated Input and Output Devices.”
Attached is a patented design sketch as follows. Apple plans to install projectors on the left and right sides of the back of the iMac to project the screen area respectively. “The electronic device may be equipped with a projection display to expand the area of visual output for the user,” the patent states.