Some interesting patents out of Apple HQ have been surfacing lately including 3D user-interfaces and touch-screen iMacs, and today a patent for iOS devices with MagSafe connectors has surfaced.

The patent originally brought to light by Patently Apple takes the technology from MagSafe connectors for Apple notebooks and brings it to iOS products like  the iPad and iPhone. That will be helpful when Apple gets around to wireless synching of iOS devices and doesn’t need USB anymore.

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