Apple Looking to Integrate Magsafe Power Connector in IOS Devices?
Is it possible that iPhone giant, Apple may want to do away with the usual USB means of syncing and charging their iOS devices? It could be a possibility as a continuation patent application from Apple published by the US patent and Trademark Office seems to suggest.
According to an article over on iPhone Download Blog by way of Patently Apple, the continuation application states…“the connector 62 may be a power connector such as the MagSafe power connector manufactured by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif. The MagSafe power connector utilizes a magnetic attraction to help retain a corresponding connector thereto.”
So it would appear that perhaps Apple is looking to replace the standard USB with the Magsafe Power Connector, although as this is just a continuation patent nothing is confirmed.
No doubt the speculation will begin though that Apple will eventually swap to Magsafe for their preferred charging option with new iOS devices, what do you think?