Apple patent filing hints at future iPad covers with wireless charging

Apple patent filing hints at future iPad covers with wireless charging

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20180267584) for “integrated inductive charging in a protective cover.” It hints at future iPad covers with wireless charging. Once I would have thought it involved AirPower, but Apple’s long-promised wireless charger seems to have vanished into the void.

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This iPad product is mStanding … er, outstanding … in its field

This iPad product is mStanding … er, outstanding … in its field

Rain Design’s mStand series was recently expanded to include stands for the iPad. They’re handy for elevating and supporting the Apple tablet and are especially convenient if you use Duet Display software to use an iPad as a secondary display with your Mac.

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Patent report: future Smart Covers for the iPad could have their own built-in displays

Patent report: future Smart Covers for the iPad could have their own built-in displays

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are today’s patent highlights:

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The handsome, rugged Staad Attache has room for a MacBook AND an iPad Pro

The handsome, rugged Staad Attache has room for a MacBook AND an iPad Pro

WaterField Designs touts its Staad Attaché, as “a beautifully-designed, unique bag for the new Apple iPad Pro and 13-inch MacBooks.” The company imagines you’ll fill it with either the tablet or laptop, but I stash both in mine — and it works great.

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