Apple patents laptop that merges with ‘smartphone’

A new patent from Apple shows an accessory that allows an iPhone to be used as if it were a computer. It is a device similar to the MacBook but it is not able to function without the inclusion of an iPhone in a slot where we would normally find a ‘touchpad’. If so, then the phone software can be used in hardware with keyboard, display and ports.

Apple patents a laptop

According to United States Patent and Trademark Office, Apple wants to make this device to use the phone as if it were a computer. The hardware is similar to the MacBook: large screen, physical keyboard or connection port, among other elements, but it does not work if the phone is not inserted into the corresponding slot.

As explained by ‘Apple Insider’, a host device would allow data and commands to be transferred via WiFi, Bluetooth or any other wireless protocol and some memory modules could enhance the capabilities of an iOS device, although the patent documents Doesn’t capture much. Description.

According to the company, the medium collects the quoted, which is focusing all its efforts on converting the iPad into a replacement for notebooks, so that by then it is unlikely that it will exit the hardware market and become Apple’s de facto leader. Let the bet be made. In any case, one should expect to learn whether Cupertino wants to expand its catalog or continue to foray into two lines, iOS and Mac.

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