Home » iPhone, iPad, iMac, iOS » Apple invents ‘universal magnetic adapter’ to bring MagSafe to everything w/ a single port

Yesterday we detailed an Apple patent showing work on a stackable Smart Connector plug of sorts. Today we get a look at a similar invention aimed at making the I/O on future devices more versatile with Apple’s invention of a “Universal Magnetic Adapter” that could allow for more future-proof devices using only a single port. As pictured in the drawing accompanying the patent above, the technology allows for a single port that uses magnetic inserts as adapters for your various devices. Or in other words, MagSafe for everything using a single port and adapters for the various connectors.

In its patent, Apple describes the problem with the current mess of adapters and cables users have to deal:

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: Adapter, Apple, iPhone, Mac, magnetic, MagSafe, Patent, single port, universal magnetic adapter, USPTO

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