Apple patent application shows revolutionary new morphable universal dock for iPod and iPhone

On December 10, 2009, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a revolutionary patent application from Apple that reveals an all new Universal Docking station that is designed to be aesthetically pleasing,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The revolutionary design using a new elastic sponge-like material at the bottom of the universal dock that could basically conform to the shape of any portable device you may have – be it an iPod nano, an iPhone or even a BlackBerry or other non-Apple device,” Purcher reports.

“If the user only has one device, the device will conform to it alone,” Purcher reports. “If the user has multiple devices, then the device is designed to decompress by hitting a reset or eject button which returns the revolutionary support layer to its original flat surface to accept the next device’s form. The new dock will also come with a remote control.”

Full article, with much more info plus more and larger images here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Imagine, Apple designing something that isn’t exclusive to the iPhone.

    What’s next, iPhones on Verizon and Sprint?

    If Apple begins negotitions with them, I’ll leave the country!

  2. OK, now we are going to star watching “new revolutionary” docks and connectors for Nokia and motorola.

    Every time an Apple patent goes public, other companies start producing what they “think” that device will do.

  3. Think Mac tablet dock. It is nice to stand the screen up while using a keyboard and mouse. (Was I not suppose to state the obvious use of a Mac tablet that runs OS X applications!)

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