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Apple applies for patent on removable touchscreen laptop displays or: How long until we see an iPadBook Air?

0. phoneArena 05 Apr 2013, 11:22 posted on

Basically, there are two different ways that Apple works. Apple will either take a device market that has fallen into the doldrums, and inject it with hype and excitement (see: MP3 players, smartphones, tablets), or Apple will look at how other companies are succeeding and do something similar, but with the extra Apple "magic" (read: marketing). Yesterday, Apple applied for a patent for a removable touchscreen laptop that we don't really expect to become a device, but it does point towards an important question: How long until we see an iPadBook Air?...

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posted on 06 Apr 2013, 11:17 2

52. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Michael,

Its the same thing, "a screen remove from a keyboard, is the same as, a keyboard is remove from the screen, or Screen and keyboard can seperate from each other, or holy crap they came apart (screen and keyboard)...don't fall for apple tricks..same thing

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 23:02

64. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


No, the difference is that one is just a screen, and one is a tablet. the screen can't get too far from the base before it's useless. the tablet is a self-contained device.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:48 12

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Great Artists STEAL ... that's the difference :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:58

10. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


The difference is that those devices (I own first one listed) are Android tablets (mobile OS devices) with optional keyboard/trackpad docks. Apple would be creating desktop OS devices with touch screens that undock from a keyboard.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:51 12

9. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


apple copies everything. keep the stealing up bit--s

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:02

11. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


patents mean nothing.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:08 7

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It means that Apple is thinking about how to combat the hybrid competition that's coming.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:16 3

33. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Or is Apple trying to sue other brands as always?

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 18:06

62. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


@MH, hybrid competition is already here, just take the Asus Transformer and Surface.. Apple are 2 years behind the competition and yet trying to (once again) patent something that's already been done!!!!

What a fraking joke!

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 11:11

68. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You're right that Apple is behind the competition (although still ahead in the market), but this is not a patent for something that's already been done. This is a patent for something that no one would really build.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:05 6

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


We need the original Apple, not a copycat Apple!

(SIGH) I miss the old days, Apple designed in California............

Now, Apple copycat in California............

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:10

14. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


They said they will be more and more android devices that will compete directly with the traditional laptops...
Buy saying more and more i assume that there must already be a couple of android tablets out there competing with traditional laptops..
The problem is that I don't see them around. The only android tablets that are selling is the nexus 7 and the kindle fire,how in the hell they are competing with net books and laptops?
And since when android will transform tablets to full laptops?
Android and ios are not in the same league with windows,Ubuntu and mac os.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:17 1

16. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


What a Pulitzer-winning article, again, from Michael H. I want to cry rejoice having read such an article lol.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:35 4

18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Ok enough is enough

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:37

19. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Hmm... I wonder...

So maybe this isn't quite as practical (necessary, desired?) from the home/consumer standpoint, but in business/enterprise markets? Yeah, I can easily see a viable product.

My place of business is trying one of those newfangled modern approaches to the workplace. Took down all the cubicles w/ no assigned placement. Just open work areas where teams gather wherever they feel like, and some BYOD being integrated as well which is kinda nice.
The iPadBook Air could flourish in this kind modern office space setting. Or, basically for anybody that requires a fully complete OS, but also relative mobility around a centralized location.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:00

22. decent4u (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


PadBook Pro OR PadBook Air :)

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 18:04

61. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


iPad Transformer? :p

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:06 5

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apple has become a joke company to me. Some of the things they do makes me question how the hell they're getting away with it all. This is just plain sad.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:57

31. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Dude like what?
What are those things that make you wonder how are they getting away?
Be a little more specific....

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 18:03

60. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Like this patent - looks like they're just copying the Asus Transformer! duh!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:40 3

26. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


iphone 5 are worthless on ebay now they all sell for under $550

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:14 1

32. pept68 (Posts: 30; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Requesting a patent on something that was out 3 years ago and pretending it new is just so sad!!! Lenovo IdeaPad U1 was out at CES Jan 2010 when docked the tablet runs windows7 when out of the dock it runs a custom built Linux OS. Others do the same but run android when not docked. AMD turbo dock boosts the processor in the tablet by %40 when docked. Windows atom based tablets are getting a boost from the i5 processor and additional hard drive in the keyboard dock... But some how apples idea is new?? They lost the slide to unlock and this one should never be granted.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:34

35. keithrandy (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Feb 2010)


I think they would call it the Padbook or Padbook Air. So are MacBooks in their death beds?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:37

37. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 53; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I do hate Apple.

How could I have i devices on past?

Today I like Apple only for force Samsung and others to be so better and cheaper. rs

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 03:31

48. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


No, (well not in the next 2 years) by Apple making an iPad/Mac hybrid (Like the Surface) that will mean less sales for Macs and iPads individually. Apple like to make money, not toss around with it.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 07:22

50. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


"iPad Maxi" with wings. For those more personal moments. Well, I don't see this as something granted a patent. Also, I would find this a weaker way of doing the "hybrid" device. Were, currently we have tablets that docks into "keyboards" that turn into laptops. This method lets you remove the tablets and take it with you. Mobility is becoming everything now of days. Apple solution seem to limit you to a range since all of the hardware will be in the dock.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 11:10 1

51. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


"Removable touchscreen laptop displays".....ITS CALL ASUS TRANSFOMER!!...smh

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 11:12

69. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


No, it's not. Try again.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 12:37

53. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


TeamViewer already had this feature. Remote your pc/laptop anywhere via phone "detachable screen" (android/ioa/wp) as long as your pc/laptop connetcs to the wireless network/internet. so you can always "have" and can always access your computer anywhere. but still it is more suitable for presenting your presentation slides, editing documents via conference in other city/country but for printing, still you need to send the files via the wireless network. and TeamViewer alredy make it done!

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 18:02

59. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


So essentially Apple are trying to patent the Asus Transformer?? Screw you Apple!

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