Apple files for patent for linking two iPads together

Apple files for patent for linking two iPads together

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190182972) for a “system with multiple display” that would allow two iPads to be linked together. It involves a magnetic stand configured to rigidly hold a portion of the tablet device in place and to shield the magnetic field from adversely affecting nearby devices susceptible to strong magnetic fields. 

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Apple looks into enhanced ‘wireless leash’ connectors between its various devices

Apple looks into enhanced ‘wireless leash’ connectors between its various devices

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190096228) for the “establishment and detection of breakage of wireless leash between devices.” It would allow Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and upcoming devices to better communicate with each other and automatically sync under certain conditions such as when an item is lost.

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Apple’s gaming subscription service will work on macOS, iOS, tvOS devices

Apple’s gaming subscription service will work on macOS, iOS, tvOS devices

Apple seems to finally be taking gaming seriously. The tech giant has announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and more. 

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Apple will repair products damaged by floods in Japan

Apple will repair products damaged by floods in Japan

The Japanese site Macotakara — as noted by 9to5Mac — says that, in a support article, Apple announced that it will repair any iPhones, Macs, iPads, and iPods that were directly damaged by the floods that swept through Japan this month. Normally, the company’s repair policies don’t cover water damage.

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