Apple reimagines the iPhone as a MacBook touchpad - TNW

The first shows an iPhone that docks into a laptop, taking the place of a trackpad. In this example, the laptop acts as a dumb terminal, with all the computational leg-work taking place in the iPhone.and more »

Apple imagines turning an iPhone or iPad into a touchscreen MacBook - The Verge

Apple's first experiment with touchscreens on Macs produced the Touch Bar recently, but the iPhone maker might be considering something a lot more ambitious in the future. Apple Insider has discovered a patent filing that covers laptops that include ...and more »

Apple patent describes iPhone or iPad docking into MacBook-style dumb terminal - 9 to 5 Mac

As perhaps further evidence of Apple exploring ways to make its entry-level products more affordable, a patent published today describes using an iPhone as the brains of a MacBook-style dumb terminal. As usual with patents, the language is dense, but ...and more »

Apple exploring iPhone-powered modular Macbook - TechRadar

Apple's latest iPad launch may have been little more than an incremental upgrade, but the Cupertino company isn't bereft of fresh ideas. Take this latest patent filing, for instance, which presents a potential marriage between the Mac, iPhone and iPad ...and more »

Apple Designing an iPhone-Powered Laptop? - Tom's Guide

Apple has filed a patent application for what could create a dramatically different kind of computing experience. Apple's dock would use the iPhone as a touchpad. Credit: USPTO. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday (Mar. 23) published an ...and more »

Apple might be working on a Continuum clone that turns an iPhone or iPad into a MacBook - MSPoweruser

Samsung is set to introduce its Continuum clone, Samsung DeX with the Galaxy S8 later this month. Samsung might not be the only major company to rip off Microsoft's Continuum idea. As it turns out, Apple is working on something similar for its iPhone ...and more »

Apple investigating accessory that turns iPhone, iPad into full-fledged touchscreen laptop - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

An Apple patent application published Thursday details a so-called "thin" portable hardware accessory that boasts the components necessary to act as a laptop surrogate for iPhones and iPads. As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on ...and more »

Could Apple Reveal an Accessory That Transforms Both iPhone and iPad Into a Functional Notebook? - Wccftech

Apple has attempted to replace your laptop with the announcement of its iPad Pro, and Smart Keyboard accessory, although the limitations of iOS itself will present certain obstacles for the user. However, with its latest patent filing, you might not ...and more »

Apple's new patent hints at accessory that could turn iPhone into touchscreen laptop - BGR India

Apple has reportedly filed a patent application for a slim portable accessory that will help turn an iPhone and iPad into a touchscreen laptop. According to the application, the accessory is sort of a 'headless' device that features laptop-like ...and more »

Apple Continues to Dream up Accessories for iDevices with some being Sheer Fantasy - Patently Apple

Apple introduced the iPad Pro back in November 2015 along with their Smart Cover, a soft cover accessory that included a keyboard made of material. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple where we see that ...and more »