Apple's MagSafe Connectors Could Be Used On iPads, iPhones

Before worrying about your iPod dock's future (and the whole of China's accessory ecosystem being thrown into disarray), listen up: I don't think we need to worry about the iPad and iPhone eschewing the humble 30-pin connector.

Apparently back in June, Apple filed a patent for MagSafe power connectors being added to iPads and iPhones. This shouldn't mean they're throwing out the 30-pin connector in lieu of the MagSafe, but I am intrigued by the patent diagrams showing the MagSafe dock on the curved back - hardly the ideal place to charge an iPhone from, unless the aluminium connector head was curved upwards so the gadgets could rest easy on a table, facing upwards? [Patently Apple]

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