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 ...

Apple's next MacBook could completely reinvent the wheel and be powered by your iPhone - TrustedReviews

Future Apple Macbook models could get their power from the iPhone in a novel idea that would put the smartphone at the centre of everything. Filings that turned up at the US Patent and Trademark Office cover a variety of new ideas, but the most ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...