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Topic: Smart Connector

Apple says more Smart Connector products for iPad Pro are coming

08/14/2017, 11:08 am

A recent conversation with manufacturers mostly points the finger at Apple for slow rollout of Smart Connector peripherals, but Apple itself says that vendors have products in the pipeline using the technology.

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Review: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro

06/27/2017, 12:06 pm

Logitech's Slim Combo keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a welcome addition to Apple's limited Smart Connector accessory lineup, and a good option for someone who wants to use their tablet as a traditional laptop replacement. The design is largely a mixed bag, however, that will appeal to some and turn away others.

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First look: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for 10.5" iPad Pro

06/21/2017, 03:06 pm

The latest option in the slowly growing lineup of iPad Pro Smart Connector accessories is Logitech's new Slim Combo keyboard, which offers the convenience of a physical keyboard with the ability to easily detach and use as a tablet. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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Review: Apple's 2017 10.5" iPad Pro stuns with 120Hz ProMotion display

06/17/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro takes a device that was already a best-in-class tablet and makes it even better, headlined by a larger display with a stunning 120Hz refresh rate. But with a $649 starting price, Apple cuts just a few too many corners for our liking, especially when compared to the value proposition of the recently released $329 9.7-inch iPad.

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iPad Pro Smart Connector accessory lineup grows with new Logitech Slim Combo keyboards

06/06/2017, 12:06 pm

The number of accessories compatible with Apple's Smart Connector for iPad Pro continues to grow -- albeit very slowly -- with two new keyboards this week from Logitech for both tablet sizes.

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Rumor: iPad Pro Smart Connector included on 'iPhone 8,' to be used for AR, charging

04/07/2017, 03:04 pm

A new rumor, possibly recycled from 2016, claims that the Apple Smart Connector, or a variant thereof, will appear on the iPhone 8 and will be utilized for charging the device, plus potential AR and VR applications.

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Apple Pencil charging concept utilizes magnetic iPad Pro Smart Connector

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

Newly filed patent applications from Apple reveal new ideas the iPad producer has for the Apple Pencil, with images showing a way to charge a version of the stylus with the Smart Connector port.

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Latest pics show alleged 'iPhone 7' in space black, 'Plus' models with & without Smart Connector

08/11/2016, 11:08 am

A trio of new images claim to show Apple's next-generation iPhone in three different colors, including a dark shade of space black. In addition, photos of larger 5.5-inch models depict versions with and without a magnetic Smart Connector.

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Motorola's swappable 'Moto Mods' turn smartphones into projectors, loudspeakers, high-end cameras

06/09/2016, 04:06 pm

In a push to reclaim some of the smartphone space dominated by Apple and Samsung, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday unveiled a new hardware project called "Moto Mods," a series of swappable accessories that can bring new capabilities to the Moto Z line of handsets.

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Review: Moxiware Apple Pencil Magnet is simple, affordable and functional

05/15/2016, 12:05 am

Though the Apple Pencil is expertly designed to not roll away on a table, there's still not an ideal place to put it when it's not in use, especially when being used on your lap or while standing. Moxiware's new Apple Pencil Magnet aims to fix that with a simple and affordable accessory, though its aesthetics may not be for everyone.

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'iPhone 7' schematics suggest dual camera, Smart Connector will be exclusive to 5.5" Plus model

05/11/2016, 11:05 am

A new series of images rumored to show the design of both the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" suggest that Apple's larger 5.5-inch model will be the only one to receive a dual-lens camera, as well as the magnetic Smart Connector.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' may not ship with Apple's Smart Connector after all

05/06/2016, 01:05 pm

Despite a number of leaks suggesting Apple's next-generation "iPhone 7" might feature a Smart Connector on the back side of its chassis, a new report claims that the company ultimately opted not to include the feature in its final design.

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Review: Logi Base Smart Connector charging dock is the best way to juice your iPad Pro

04/30/2016, 10:04 am

MagSafe has long been a defining feature of Apple's market leading notebooks. Thanks to the Smart Connector charging capabilities first introduced by the new Logi Base dock for iPad Pro, Apple's iDevices now have their own convenient MagSafe equivalent.

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Rumored 'iPhone 7 Plus' schematic shows dual-lens camera & Smart Connector, lacks headphone jack

04/27/2016, 01:04 pm

The rumored design of Apple's next-generation iPhone appears to be taking shape thanks to continued leaks out of the Far East, which are now consistently showing a new design with a larger, still protruding camera lens, a Smart Connector port, and the absence of a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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What Smart Connector charging could mean for the 'iPhone 7' and beyond

04/26/2016, 10:04 am

Now that we know Apple will let its Smart Connector do more than just clip on a keyboard, rumors that it will make its way from the iPad Pro lineup to the iPhone make much more sense. AppleInsider takes a look at the changes that might bring.

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First look: Logi Base is the first device to charge your iPad Pro via Smart Connector

04/26/2016, 03:04 am

Apple's magnetic Smart Connector is no longer just for keyboard accessories. The new Logi Base Charging Stand with Smart Connector uses the input capabilities of the new port to recharge both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

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Rumor again claims Apple's 'iPhone 7' will ditch headphone jack for Lightning EarPods, sport Smart Connector

04/13/2016, 01:04 pm

The design for the next-generation "iPhone 7" may have already leaked, a new report claims, adding new details about Bluetooth EarPods that will allegedly pair and charge through the Lightning port.

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Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro vs. 12.9" iPad Pro: Which choice is right for you?

04/08/2016, 11:04 am

Apple's professional-grade tablets now come in two distinct sizes: A 9.7-inch iPad Pro and a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch model. And while they both share a number of key features, including Apple Pencil support and the Smart Connector, both iPads are clearly geared toward different types of users. AppleInsider offers a handy guide to help you decide which model is right for you.

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Apple patent for stackable Smart Connector plugs improves iPad versatility

03/29/2016, 04:03 am

An Apple patent published Tuesday details work on a magnetic connector interface akin to the recently introduced Smart Connector, but instead of being limited to one accessory, the proposed design can stack plugs to mate with and support multiple peripherals.

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Apple issues firmware update for iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

02/24/2016, 09:02 am

Owners of Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro were issued an over-the-air firmware update for the accessory this week, utilizing the two-way data transfer capabilities of the magnetic Smart Connector.

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