“Apple has just won a patent for an all-new Hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 high speed connector,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“This new and extremely slim connector will work on all iOS devices like the iPod and eventually work its way through Apple’s entire hardware lineup,” Purcher reports. “Apple has just introduced another high-speed connector called Thunderbolt and we know that they’re also working on a new fiber optic based connector for the future. Yet this latest hybrid connector looks like a winner and one that we might see come to market later this year in handhelds or in 2012 when Intel Macs debut with USB 3.0.”
Purcher writes, “But let’s be honest here: Wouldn’t we all like to see this debut on the iPhone 5? Hmm, I think that I’m hearing a thunderous yes on that question.”
Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.