Apple is at it again by filing for a patent on the design in the graphic. It appears that the MacBook like computer would by placed inside of the iMac style screen enclosure. It is not clear if the MacBook would have a screen itself and if said screen would show through the iMac styled enclosure. The patent application does reveal that the MacBook type computer would be slid into the enclosure where the ports would still be accessible.
The application does not show exactly how the screen would work. The application does mention other interesting tidbits such as a “telephonic handset” and liquid cooling. More often than not these applications are filed just to protect ideas created from within Apple to be used months and even years later. MacWorld 2008 will definitely be interesting to say the least. Via Tuaw.