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Apple Patents Hybrid Notebook/Tablet

Apple Patents Hybrid Notebook/Tablet

Posted April 4, 2013 at 3:35pm by iClarified
Apple has filed a patent for hybrid notebook/tablet whose display can be removed from the base containing the keyboard, reports Patently Apple.

"The patent filing includes details of a very cool display with a retractable magnetic mechanism that hides itself once detached from the MacBook's main body. Today, on paper at least, Apple has finally revealed their first patent filing about a hybrid notebook-tablet with actual details. "

Examples of embodiments described herein may take the form of a computer including a base and a display selectively removable from the base. The base includes a processor, a base wireless chip, and a power source. The display includes a screen for displaying a video output, a display wireless chip in communication with the base wireless chip, and a power wireless chip in communication with the power source. The base wireless chip transmits data from the processor to the display. Also, when the display is at least in one position with respect to the base, the power source transmits power to the power transmitting member of the display.

More details can be found in the full patent filing linked below...

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snowisalliknow - April 6, 2013 at 7:51pm
Apple seems to be running out of ideas.
Denisi - April 6, 2013 at 4:16pm
LOL, What if you lose the display, not like it'll be 99p or £99.
Jayanti - April 5, 2013 at 8:57am
Seems like there will option to run all iPad app on touch device, without base use iPad with all files and emails and with base use as MacBook
MUKAI - April 5, 2013 at 8:21am
It has been done. Nothing new.
dude - April 5, 2013 at 6:39am
But the first part of the story starts with Xerox, otherwise, if Apple hadnt copied them after their first Macs theyd be in the dumps. For the iPad, well MS released the tablet computer in 2004. It went unnoticed.
BigFatDude - April 6, 2013 at 9:31am
Now just tell me which source tells you that apple stole it from xerox? They made deal and it sold out that's it. Im sure you have no idea what the stealing means. What the stealing mean is when there was no deals made, some unethical goofballs trying to take it away from its owner by applying forces and lots of irrelevant excuses. Next time get the facts straight before you trying to knock other companies spirits down.. Unless get vent and be quiet
mavrik101 - April 5, 2013 at 5:15am
apple copies windows surface rt - ridiculous
brb - April 5, 2013 at 2:55am
Who ever file the patent first, gets it.
Dr. Leitch
Dr. Leitch - April 5, 2013 at 2:05am
Wow, it sounds like my Asus Transformer at three times the cost.
rashid - April 5, 2013 at 12:16am
Patenting something Microsoft & others have done years ago...Is this a April fools joke?
Zero - April 4, 2013 at 11:54pm
Asus did this even before Microsoft. Apple just patents everyone else's ideas, and they have been doing this for years now.
Zero - April 4, 2013 at 11:57pm
Also I do understand that this differs slightly from the Asus and Microsoft versions but its pretty much the same thing. We all know apple will sue microsoft for being to similar to their patent.
What? - April 4, 2013 at 8:58pm
Wait... What? I think Microsoft has already done that with Surface RT and Pro. I guess Apple like to take other people's ideas and inventions and all them their own.
What? - April 4, 2013 at 8:58pm
jennifer Martinez
jennifer Martinez - April 4, 2013 at 11:42pm
Wow, I'm reading this from a Surface Pro, so does Microsoft have to start paying royalties to Apple? It seems that MS should already have the patent on this.
mavrik101 - April 5, 2013 at 5:20am
iPad Pro -- osx running on a iPad that is more like a Macbook air -- the transition was naturally understood - something apple would take on far before windows and intel came out with a touch screen laptop --- the other companies guessed right -- but did they patent their IP?
justabrake - April 4, 2013 at 7:01pm
Wonder where that got that idea ?????? Hhhmmmm.......
mavrik101 - April 5, 2013 at 5:26am
the Macbook air technologies, do lead apple in a direction for an iPad pro, the convergence or merging of iOS and OSx have been in the talks far before windows 8 and the surface... multitouch mighty mouse and track pads with gestures were first on apple... yet other companies have offered more than apple has --- i still feel apple own this rightfully and will do a better job than microsoft has on the touch gesturization of osx
Cool - April 4, 2013 at 6:38pm
Another cool idea would be to have a dual boot option for the ipad. When on its own it boots ios and on docking with the base unit it would go into OSX.
ec - April 4, 2013 at 6:03pm
What about the Transformer or the many other computers out like this? including the HP one that they have an ad campaign out for? How can they get a patent for something that is already out?
TC - April 4, 2013 at 7:16pm
Exactly.. It seems they may have the patent office in their pockets. They've been granted patens for existing technology and for BS, some of which are now being reviewed and deemed invalid.
Huh? - April 4, 2013 at 5:13pm
Though I agree with "You're an anus", te oerson you werw talking to was not displaying "arrogance" but rather, "anger". Also, you don't "get TMJ", as your TMJ is the joint between your face and your jaw (temporo-mandibular joint). Nice attempt though..
Anthony - April 4, 2013 at 4:43pm
I agree, there are "similarities" with this and the surface. However, if you non believers would read and actually understand what you are reading, you would see that the Microsoft surface is a TABLET with a removable keyboard. Apple's patent is for a MacBook with a removable screen.. Remember MacBooks, those things that apple has crunched the competition with....?? So please, read and COMPLETLY understand what you are reading before making stupid comments..... If Apple wanted to Copy the surface, the iPad WOULD BE SOLD WITH A REMOVABLE KEYBOARD... K kids?? #AppleNation
Anthony - April 4, 2013 at 6:05pm
LMAO!!! TMJ, that's cute. Instead of attacking me, how about attacking the topic of these comments?? Wait... There's not much to say is there? Because, this is the Internet, and... Sticks and stones won't break shit on the Internet! And as per the anger comment, it's not anger, it's annoyance. So sling your insults and call me angry boys, keep it up :-)
Gill - April 4, 2013 at 4:11pm
So they get pissed when samsung takes their ideas but when they take microsofts surface idea...its all of a sudden ok? Well...ok...
Ian - April 4, 2013 at 4:05pm
M m m m ....microsoft surface?!
Paul - April 4, 2013 at 3:56pm
It's about time Apple stepped up to something like this.
Serenella - April 4, 2013 at 3:46pm
brilliant. Very cool!
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