Friday, March 24, 2017
We have seen Windows and Android devices trying to work out as desktop computers when you connect a smartphone or tablet to a keyboard and monitor; and Apple is also thinking about doing something similar with the iPhone and iPad.
In one patent request we can see an iPhone drop into a trackpad slot in a laptop design, becoming not only the trackpad but the entire brains of the system. Should you upgrade your iPhone, you'd upgrade your laptop as well.
Sure, all these things have been tried in the past (remember the Asus Padfone?) but we all know Apple is an expert in picking up things that have been tried, and sort them out - which, by itself, would mean this sort of interest is something we should keep an eye on.
... And if we consider Apple might be looking into creating an ARM powered MacBook... then this all makes even more sense, and could mean we'll see something real pop up sooner rather than later.