Apple Patents Hybrid Notebook/Tablet

Apple Patents Hybrid Notebook/Tablet

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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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Apple Patents Hybrid Notebook/Tablet
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.
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