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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...
08-17-2011, 11:39 PM #1
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]
08-18-2011, 12:19 AM #2
This is a great idea!!!
08-18-2011, 04:17 AM #3
Brilliant in its simplicity
08-18-2011, 08:23 AM #4
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 08:26 AM.
08-18-2011, 08:43 AM #5
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.
08-18-2011, 08:59 AM #6
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.
08-18-2011, 09:21 AM #7
lol, you pulled your iPhone of the table twice in a day
You need to be more careful Phillip
08-18-2011, 10:11 AM #8
08-18-2011, 12:04 PM #9