Apple Wins Patent for Integrating MagSafe into an iOS Device
Apple has been granted a patent for the integration of a MagSafe connector into an iOS device like an iPad, reports PatentlyApple.
According to the site, the patent entitled, 'Techniques for coupling interfaces parts using moveable magnetic elements', states that "In one particular embodiment, the connector may be a power connector such as the MagSafe."
Apple summarizes the invention saying:
The invention relates, in one embodiment, to an electronic device. The electronic device may include a first subassembly having a first housing component. The first housing component may include an opening. The electronic device also may include a second sub assembly having a second housing component. The second housing component may cooperate with the first housing component to enclose components of an electronic device. At least one internal component may be accessible through the opening. The at least one internal component may also be movable relative to the second subassembly so as to properly align with the opening. The at least one internal component may additionally be magnetically attracted towards the first housing component near the opening.
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