Apple’s new gadget turns your iPhone into a LAPTOP – The Sun

APPLE could be about to bring out a laptop that is powered by your iPhone, according to official documents.

The tech company has filed a patent for a Macbook-style device, which has a slot for an iPhone instead of a touchpad.

Apple filed a patent for a laptop that has an iPhone slot instead of a touchpad

Apple filed a patent for a laptop that has an iPhone slot instead of a touchpad

The patent suggests that the iPhone would power the laptop, which acts as a projector for everything on the smartphone screen.

Designs reveal how iPads could also be clipped in where the screen typically sits.

The “shell” laptops aren’t just storage spots for your Apple devices, however.

They will come packed with computing power.

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The iPhone could slot into the space typically reserved for a touchpad

Although most of the processing will be run by the iPhone or iPad, owners can also tether their data too.

This means they could transfer phone data so they can use internet on the device when there’s not WiFi available.

It could be useful for commuters hoping to get a bit of work done on their train journey home, or in schools.

The patent, titled “Electronic accessory device”, was first spotted by Apple Insider.

The design would allow various Apple gadgets to be slotted into a laptop shell, which are powered by the devices

The design would allow various Apple gadgets to be slotted into a laptop shell, which are powered by the devices

One picture shows an iPad in place of a screen

One picture shows an iPad in place of a screen
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