Apple patent application details next-gen connectors for slimmer devices

“On April 19, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published two of Apple’s inventions relating to next generation connectors designed with slimmer devices in mind,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The new connectors that are designed to be smarter, stronger and safer will apply to all of Apple’s future hardware,” Purcher reports. “Apple states that as devices and mobile devices in particular become smaller and slimmer they’re also being designed with more functionality. Apple sees this trend continuing well into the future; one that will continue to pack even more features into increasingly smaller devices.”

Purcher reports, “Today’s invention revelation could apply to future Apple hardware including MacBook Pros, the Cinema display, iPods, iPads, iMacs and the iPhone.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. What are the chances of a slimmer iPhone dipped in dark liquidmetal? Sounds deliciious to me. I’m in the market for an iPhone and it sounds like I just might luck out with a new design. Sweet.

  2. More proprietary Apple connectors? Didn’t they learn anything in the 90s? I hope this isn’t ADB and proprietary video connectors all over again.

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