Apple patent transforms iPhone into a MacBook

Is a new breed of Apple device just around the corner? If the recently published new Apple patent is to be believed, it certainly looks like it. Filed in September 2016 and released 23 March 2017, the 'Electronic Accessory Device' looks set to turn iPhones into fully-functioning laptops.

There's a dock built into the surface of the accessory that users can plug their iPhones into directly, which means shoppers may no longer need to buy a separate phone and laptop.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.