“When I get to my office, I connect my 13-inch MacBook Air to a 27-inch screen and use a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. In this case, my MacBook Air is kind of a “brick” in that it just sits there providing the processing power, operating system, user interface and access to all my files,” Tim Bajarin writes for TIME Magazine.
“But what if we could have that same kind of modular functionality in a ‘brick’ that fits in your pocket? A very small device that houses a powerful processor, operating system, custom user interface and data files – a device that can be docked into a multitude of screens that are accessible around the office, school, home, shopping malls and other places,” Bajarin writes. “As far out as this seems, I believe this is exactly the vision Apple has for the future of the iPhone.”
Bajarin writes, “If you’ve used an iPhone in an audio docking system you may have already thought of this idea…. And if you’ve ever used Apple’s AirPlay, you kind of have a glimpse of how the iPhone and the iPad can use wireless technology to share images and video. One of the key technologies Apple has created that would help facilitate part of this is their 30-pin connector. While it has 30 pins, only about two thirds of them are actually used for synching, charging, and audio/video output. In essence, Apple has future-proofed this connector so it could be used for a lot of other functions in the future.”
Read more in the full article – recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]