We’ve seen some pretty unique-sounding Apple patents in the past, though whether or not they end up coming to fruition is a different matter entirely. Today we’ve caught wind of a new patent that also suggests something truly innovative, and it involves linking two iPads.
This patent was filed today (July 28th, 2020), and shows two different iPads being connected to create a laptop-style experience. Both the top and bottom iPads connect via an accessory in the middle, with the top being used a display and the bottom being used as a dynamic keyboard.
The accessory mentioned above consists of two small connectors and a hinge, with the iPads connecting mechanically to either side. The connector would then allow for data transfer between the two devices, allowing them to work together as a laptop. They can also be connected along their longest edges, allowing for a setup similar to that of the Microsoft Surface Duo.
Of course, this is just a patent and does not guarantee that this will ever see the light of day. It just shows that it is something that the company is currently exploring, and trying to figure out if it is something worth developing in the future. As always, we’ll be sure to bring you more information if the patent moves forward from this early stage.