Apple Patent Shows Accessory That Transforms An iPhone or iPad into a MacBook
An Apple patent application was published on Thursday revealing a thin portable hardware accessory that includes all components that users may need in order to create a laptop surrogate for iPhones and iPads.
The patent application was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office and it carries the name “Electronic accessory device”. It describes an accessory that looks like a laptop, having a large display, physical keyboard, graphics processing unit and various ports.
However, the accessory isn’t capable of functioning as a full-fledged laptop unless an iPhone or iPad is connected to it. The image shows that an iPhone would fit into an opening that replaces the touchpad on many laptops. The iPhone could also serve as a touch i… (read more)
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