Apple patent on “smart” magnetic attachment opens a new category of accessories...

Apple patent on “smart” magnetic attachment opens a new category of accessories for iPad

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Bureau of patents and trademarks issued U.S. patent Apple on a “smart” system of magnetic attachments for mobile devices – tablets, e-readers, music players and smartphones. Application was filed in October 2013.

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Apple managed to patent magnetic mounts that can be located in any part of the body of the mobile device. They can be attached to any iPad accessories – ranging from protective cases, covers, and to game controllers and removable pads.

Using magnets to attach Apple offering plates to each other, creating a semblance of a fully touchscreen laptop. In this screen one can play the role of iPad keyboard or graphics tablet, and the second will be the main display.

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Tablet with magnets can be installed on the dashboard of the car, the car seat headrest and even on the treadmill.

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Apple offers mounts for use as a conventional magnets and electromagnets. When you install the latest accessory for the trip from the tablet will not have to exert much physical effort – enough to press the Home button and select the appropriate item in the OS menu.

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The new patented system greatly enhances the iPad. But the timing of its implementation is not yet known. Incidentally, a similar technology is used for fastening of protective covers SmartCover for the iPad.

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