Apple patents are flowing in thick and fast, with yesterday's anti-tampering idea, and now a universal dock which can be moulded to the shape of whichever iPod or iPhone you put in it. Is Apple messing with us?
First filed in June 2008 but just unearthed by AppleInsider, it's been called the "Aesthetically pleasing universal dock" and is made from an "elastic sponge-like substance". It would be able to "retain its shape between uses or could be reset using a button placed on the front of the dock for use with a different device. This would eliminate the current problem of differing generations of iPods/iPhones needing adaptors to fit into certain docks and chargers."