Apple Patent Filing Details iPod Nano That Docks Using Its Clip

Posted July 13, 2012 at 1:21am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5937 views

Apple has filed a patent application that details a method of docking the iPod nano using contacts built into its clip.

Systems and methods are provided for docking a portable user device to a docking device or adapter via a clip mechanism. A portable user device may include two clip members which rotate relative to one another about an axis. A coupling pivot may be coupled to both clip members to facilitate relative rotation, and may provide a clamping force between the clip members. One or more terminals may be located on at least one of the clip members, allowing data transfer, charging, or other functions when the portable user device is docked using the clip mechanism.

Check out the diagrams below to see how this might work.

Read More [via AppleInsider]




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