Apple patents a hybrid of ‘smartphone’ and computer

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The end of the Mac is closer. At least, according to the latest patent filed by Apple on Thursday. The idea is not recent the processing took place on September 20, 2016 a few days after showing the iPhone 7. Apple plans a hybrid computer as a future option. With the iPhone or iPad, each time with more powerful processors such as control centers computing and a casing with screen keyboard as a base to become portable.

'smartphone' and computer

According to the documents of the United States Patent Office, they define it as a portable and fine device whose components make it into a computer using an iPhone or iPad. Apple details that they have already tried to carry out the idea, but never completely. In the images you can see how the mobile phone fits into where the touch panel now is that does the same function as a mouse. According to the patterns and definition, the current lightning port would be the one to share both data and the power between the two devices.

In a second model, you can see how the iPad tablet could be the main screen of the laptop. Aesthetically, the proposal is very similar to the current Macbook with aluminum body. The idea is not new. Motorola tried a few years ago, to join the mobile with the computer in a single device. The processing power of today’s mobiles makes this possibility more and more real.

In the next version of Android Google has chosen to make Chrome book, it’s simple computers, which only have the browser as an operating system to use Android. Apple has just fed with this prototype one of the recurrent rumors, the possible death of the Mac operating system, that of their computers at the hands of iOS, which runs iPad and iPhone.