An Apple patent was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 16, 2010 that basically covered the advances in scrolling acceleration for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod touch. Yet the most interesting aspects to this patent actually went beyond discussing the advances of scrolling acceleration methodologies. In fact, what turned my head was that the patent summary actually begins by pointing to a touchscreen device that has yet to surface: the iMac. The patent then points to the fact that accelerated touchscreen scrolling will also apply to the MacBook. Furthermore, the patent also indirectly confesses to future applications that could be coming to said touch devices. The first is noted as being a "website design" application, which could mean a touch version of iLife's iWeb, and the other is a "drawing" application – which has appeared in other Apple patents and has been a long standing rumor. Oh the little gems that awaits us in Apple's patents.