The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have published Apple’s 38 patents and the company is focusing on the iPad’s camera system that will feature a new landscape connector. The engineers used some of the patented technologies to create an iPod that was never released on the market, but we’re sure that these technologies will be used in the company’s future products.
The previous iPhone benefited from three design patents and one of the designers was Steve Jobs. Other patents are referring to a coil holder and a smart cover – for iPad, that was mentioned by Steve Jobs in 2011. In 2012, the design underwent changes so the iPad model could come with a landscape connector port. It is very possible that the new iPad models will come with an iSight camera, but if the company will use this patent, you’ll adore the landscape mode feature.
The new generation of iPads will be released by the end of 2014, maybe in September – according to analysts’ speculations, enough time for Apple to add the new technology on the future devices. Apple mentioned the landscape connector years ago, but the company is decided to include it in the new devices, along with other related patents.
According to 9to5Mac, the new iPads will probably come with split-screen / multitasking support in the iOS 8 that will allow the users to access two applications in the same time. Apple will say more about the iOS 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference which will take place at the beginning of June.
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