Apple patent application reveals advanced iPad magnetics system for dual iPad notebook computer and much more

“On February 28, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a system for magnetically attaching a tablet device to a supporting structure,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Apple presents us with a series of possible new iPad stand configurations for such applications as a super advanced music stand, a way to connect two iPads together to create a notebook with a large virtual keyboard or a way to create a portable gaming system with an advanced video game controller,” Purcher reports. “Apple has some wild ideas worth noting in this invention.”

Purcher reports, “In this way the described embodiment allows a user with two tablet devices to configure a virtual keyboard on one tablet device with a working document on the second tablet display.”

Dual iPad Configuration for larger eBooks and Notebook with Virtual Keyboard

Much more, including more of Apple’s illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.


  1. Is Apple working with car manufactures for an iPad mini system?

    This dual iPad idea is a way to counter the convertible notebook due out later this year, but i prefer a real keyboard. But it could be better for games.

  2. I think the iPad as a touchscreen keyboards is interesting. I wonder how that would work connected to a Mac? Would be great as an input device, especially for drawing, Photoshop, music mixing or CAD.

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