Apple iPad 2 Patent Points to Landscape Dock Connector

Some documents have been submitted to the European Trademarks and Designs Registration Office by Apple [AAPL] which reveal an iPad style device with two dock connectors. One is on the landscape side and the other in the usual portrait side. This isn’t the first time we have heard of an iPad with two dock connectors.

In a post a few weeks back, websites mentioned that the second landscape dock was actually part of the original plans and that Apple decided to not use it at the last minute and got rid of it. With these new documents, it now seems that the iPad 2 could possibly get the extra dock connector.

Patently Apple, who first found the patent said… “The first sighting of this design was noted on September 25, 2010. This time around, we see that Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ives have signed off on the design,”.

We expect to hear a few more things about design changes over the next few months as we get closer to the iPad 2 release date. However, with that being 6 or 7 months away, a lot of information, if not all, is just speculation.

Via: 9to5Mac

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