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The Magsafe connector on my Macbook Pro should receive a gadget medal of honor for the number of times it has saved my MBP from myself. Which is why I
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    Default No More Pulling Your iDevice Off Your Desk, Apple Awarded iOS Magsafe Patent



    The Magsafe connector on my Macbook Pro should receive a gadget medal of honor for the number of times it has saved my MBP from myself. Which is why I find it odd Apple is only now being awarded a patent for implementing this same gadget saving connector into iOS devices.

    Yesterday alone I pulled my iPhone off my desk twice by accident, and for iPad users that have multiple family members handling the device, I can imagine that number could be exponentially higher. The new patent is simple, straightforward and long over due. It outlines how to integrate a magnetic "trip-safe" cord into iOS devices, namely the iPad.

    Apple having this patent means all other device owners are doomed to a life of wrecked gadgets. Honestly, why haven't other manufacturers figured out something like this to implement in their devices?

    Source: USPTO [via Engadget]

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    This is a great idea!!!

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    Brilliant in its simplicity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
    Apple having this patent means all other device owners are doomed to a life of wrecked gadgets.
    Oh yes. Because everyone that doesn't own an Apple product leaves power cords lying around in the middle of the floor and in places where they don't belong and will trip over them and yank their device off the desk due to pure lack of awareness and sheer common sense right?

    What a ridiculous self-centered comment to make!

    Obviously this device helps out for those who are clumsy and prone to accidents like this......but don't imply that anyone who doesn't have this is screwed and will wreck their device. The majority of people will not.
    Last edited by RICO_; 08-18-2011 at 07:26 AM.

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    Apple are pricks
    They would patent air if they could
    Saying that the money and power they have got they would properly get away with it.
    Apple wants to rule the world.

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    before wifi synching this wouldn't have been a very good option, considering it charges via 30 pin dock connector. but now that you don't need a computer to connect to, this is a much better option.

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    lol, you pulled your iPhone of the table twice in a day
    You need to be more careful Phillip

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    Quote Originally Posted by bee121 View Post
    Apple are pricks
    They would patent air if they could
    Saying that the money and power they have got they would properly get away with it.
    Apple wants to rule the world.
    who wouldn't want to rule the world?!?!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
    Yesterday alone I pulled my iPhone off my desk twice by accident, and for iPad users that have multiple family members handling the device, I can imagine that number could be exponentially higher. The new patent is simple, straightforward and long over due. It outlines how to integrate a magnetic "trip-safe" cord into iOS devices, namely the iPad.
    How long are your iDevice USB cables if they are trailing off the desk and onto the floor for you to trip on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
    Apple having this patent means all other device owners are doomed to a life of wrecked gadgets. Honestly, why haven't other manufacturers figured out something like this to implement in their devices?
    Yes because at the moment people are breaking their devices left right and center. :face palm:

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