Charging Pad

Apple Patents Inductive Charging Pad with Orientation-Based Docking Functions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a new patent titled "Device orientation based docking functions”, that describes a method in which an iPhone or an iPad can change docking behaviour based on its orientation while laying on an inductive charging pad. According to AppleInsider, the "smart dock" would feature a processor, various input / output interfaces...