Apple Patents MagSafe Power Connector for iOS Devices

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an interesting continuation patent application from Apple yesterday. Apple’s patent says, “the connector 62 may be a power connector such as the MagSafe power connector manufactured by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif. The MagSafe power connector utilizes a magnetic attraction to help retain a corresponding connector thereto.”

Plenty of speculation could be made about what MagSafe charging means for iOS devices…

The natural assumption is that Apple plans to abandon USB charging and syncing. Could Apple be working on implementing wifi-sync into the next major version of iTunes and iOS? I wouldn’t put it past them. If Apple implements wifi-sync, MagSafe would be the natural charging option for further unifying iOS into the entire Apple brand. Plus, MagSafe is just so much easier to use.

[Patently Apple]