Apple's rumoured iPad dock would transform how I use the tablet

An iPad at home
(Image credit: Alvaro Reyes via Unsplash)

iPads can be useful devices for a lot of things, especially out of the house. From working in a cafe, watching films while you travel, editing images on location. But rumours of a new accessory suggests that they could come to have a new use in the home.

It's been reported that Apple's developing a docking accessory that would turn the iPad into a smart home display. This would be able control smart home accessories while also making it easier to make FaceTime calls using the ‌iPad‌'s front-facing camera and Center Stage (see our guide to the iPad generations for all of Apple's current tablets).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.