Apple has created a dock that could turn a future iPhone or iPad into a MacBook.
The idea is explained in a patent application published on Thursday, which details an ultra-portable notebook into which an iOS device is placed to provide software and power.
Apple might be trying to patent it, but this isn’t an entirely new idea; we’ve seen docks that turn smartphones and tablets into laptops before. But it’s incredibly exciting that Apple is exploring this idea, and it could give us a glimpse at the future of its portables.
As someone who constantly uses my iPad Pro at work, I am extremely interested by this possibility.