Apple patents an adapter for charging and communicating two devices at the same time

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While iCloud aims to free us from the wires and data synchronization with its cloud servers, Apple continues to research into reducing that vast jungle behind the desks where we use our computers. AppleInsider has discovered an interesting patent that can achieve this, where you see a power adapter to charge not only one but two different devices : a Mac and an iPhone, for example.

Apple patents an adapter for charging and communicating two devices at the same time
Apple patents an adapter for charging and communicating two devices at the same time

Up to this point it is not too strange, but the best thing is missing: the power cables would also be able to transmit data , linking the two devices to each other to transmit information between them without the need of a traditional USB cable as we have been doing until now. That is: a charger plugged into the power supply, the Mac and the iPhone connected to them and that’s it, both devices have already been linked without any problem.

In addition to releasing one more cable on our table, the advantages of this system are that would use energy more efficiently and save manufacturing costs. As this is a patent (which is held by former iPod division head Tony Fadell), we don’t know if this design will ever see the light of day. But if it did, I’m sure many users would be grateful just because they could save a cable or a power adapter on their power strip.

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