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Topic: MagSafe

Apple wins patents for iPhone & iPad designs by Steve Jobs & Jony Ive

12/04/2012, 12:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday secured ownership of a number of key design-related patents covering the iPhone 4, credited in part to Steve Jobs, as well as the L-shaped MagSafe charging connector, and the iPad with Smart Cover.

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Apple's new Retina Display MacBook Pro, MacBook Air sport slimmer MagSafe 2 port

06/12/2012, 01:06 am

On its quest for ever-thinner computers, Apple has created MagSafe 2, a slimmer version of its magnetic power port, for the next-generation MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air.

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Apple exploring MagSafe data, headphone connections for iPhone, iPad

01/26/2012, 09:01 am

Apple's standard 30-pin iPod cable and even its headphones could be replaced on future iPhones and iPads by new magnetic cables, much like the MagSafe power adapters currently used on MacBooks.

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Apple notifies faulty MagSafe owners of class-action settlement

11/08/2011, 02:11 pm

Apple has reached a settlement on a class-action lawsuit over T-shaped MagSafe connectors for MacBook and MacBook Pro models that can fray and come apart.

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Apple exploring universal power adapter, data/charge cable for iPhone & Mac

09/22/2011, 09:09 am

Apple has shown interest in creating an all-in-one data and power cable that could be used to charge and transfer files between unique devices like iPhones and Macs.

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Apple may build its own external battery pack for recharging on the go

03/31/2011, 09:03 am

Apple has shown interest in integrating a rechargeable external battery pack into its standard charging cable, providing extra power for devices like a MacBook or iPhone when a power outlet isn't available.

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Apple exploring all-in-one MagSafe power and data connector

02/17/2011, 08:02 am

Apple could add an optical signal path to future MagSafe connectors on Macs, allowing the magnetic port to send and receive data, as well as power the device.

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Apple patents show convertible tablet, MagSafe optical data connector

11/30/2010, 09:11 pm

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday reveal that the company could be working on a device that converts from standard laptop form to tablet form as well as a magnetic connector that provides both power and an optical data connection.

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Apple hit with class action suit over fire-prone MagSafe adapters

05/05/2009, 06:05 pm

A new lawsuit seeking class action status has accused Apple of neglecting a flaw in the MagSafe power connector for MacBooks that might not only cause a break but could trigger sparks, forcing customers to buy replacements and even creating a potential fire hazard.

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Patent roundup: video features, scroll wheel keyboard

12/27/2007, 06:12 pm

Newly published filings show Apple attempting to patent two important video decoding techniques as well as a scrolling technique that applies both to iPods and a possible keyboard.

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