Apple has just been granted a patent for a new and interesting iPhone case. This case is unique as it can both house and charge AirPods. The company was granted the patent by the USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office).
According to a PatentlyApple report, the Cupertino based giant has patented a new iPhone case that features built in AirPods receptacle and charger. Apple has applied for multiple different designs and types of cases for the iPhone. Variants of the new charging case can have the AirPods carrier and charging area located either on the top of the device, on the rear, and even on the inside of a flip cover in one particular case. While it may sound simple, the patent describes in detail the technology behind it.
An example being the version in which the charging component and AirPods carrier is placed on the top, the sides give away to the cavity in which the TWS earbuds are housed. Furthermore, the insides of the case can house a magnet, a possible display panel for the rear, internal circuitry, a battery pack, and even magnets that support the case. Another version has the AirPods charging mount on the rear.
One of the versions includes a flip cover, with the external portion of the flip having a screen, which displays notifications and other essential information. In other words, aside from just offering an integrated charging solution for two of its products, Apple is also considering expanding the functionality of the iPhone case. This would make carrying the AirPods even more convenient for users, who would no longer need to carry the charging case as well.
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