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Apple patents a keyboard that lets an iPad work like a MacBook Pro



Apple patents a keyboard that lets an iPad work like a MacBook Pro


Apple has filed a new patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a new type of iPad keyboard accessory that will allow an iPad to function like a MacBook Pro.

A new patent granted to the Cupertino-based company shows an articulating keyboard mechanism that could provide the keyboard environment and support that will effectively allow an iPad to function like a MacBook Pro.

The keyboard looks like an accessory with a base and a coupling mechanism. The base has the keyboard, including a set of electromechanical keys.

According to the patent, the “accessory device may include a coupling mechanism for removably coupling the base portion of the accessory device to a tablet computer in several different modes of installation. The coupling mechanism may define an attachment interface for retaining the tablet computer to the base portion.

Meanwhile, Apple could launch a fifth-generation iPad Air with an A15 Bionic chip, a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage support, and 5G for cellular models.

Valentine’s Day Deals: Apple iPhone 13, MacBook Air M1, Watch 7 available at a discount at Vijay Sales

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and it’s the perfect time to give your loved ones the latest gadget. And like every occasion, Apple becomes the first choice brand for every person. The good news is that Vijay Sales is offering a series of special offers on Apple products like iPhone 13, iPad Air and AirPods Pro starting from February 8 in India. The offers are available on both its online and offline stores present nationwide. Vijay Sales calls it the “Share the love with Apple” campaign.

You can also trade in your current device, and if its value is Rs 5,000 or more, Vijay Sales gives you an additional discount of Rs 3,000. Thus, after counting all these offers, the final price of the iPhone 13 stands at Rs 57,561 for the buyer.

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with the latest M1 series chipset are also available with discounts and special offers. You can get the base MacBook Air 8GB variant for Rs. device.

Similarly, you get a Rs 10,000 discount on the MacBook Pro M1 and M1 Pro chipset, which means you can buy them at Rs 1,03,942 and Rs 1,77,104, respectively.

100 € discount on MacBook Air with M1 chip

If the MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip catches your eye, know that Amazon is selling it with a €100 discount. This discount is valid on the two standard models, which go to €1,029 (silver, space gray, gold) instead of €1,129 for 256 GB and to €1,299 (silver, space gray, gold) instead of 1 €399 for 512 GB. All models are in stock with delivery within three working days.

This €100 discount is becoming more and more regular on the MacBook Air at Amazon, and there hasn’t been a better price since December. If you want to save even more, you’re going to have to choose a refurbished offer: on Apple’s Refurb Store, MacBook Air M1s are €959 (silver, space gray, gold) for 256 GB and €1,199 (silver, space gray, gold) for 512 GB. Stocks are more variable from day to day.