The United States Patent and Trademark office today publishes a number of different patents provided by Apple, covering the new connectivity technologies through modern Thunderbolt to iOS devices. Apple has submitted a number of Thunderbolt-related patents to the department, which reveals that Apple is planning to move their dock connecter pins to Thunderbolt from USB’s port. As by now, Apple is now said to be working on the Thunderbolt support for iOS devices, like next-generation iPhone and iPad tablets.
According to one, patent submitted by Apple today to UNPTO reveals, “a connection may be provided between a portable media player and a display, a computer and a portable media player, or between other types of devices.” Generally, there many benefits to use Thunderbolt port to connect iOS devices with machines, as the data transfer rate, and recharging of the device will be boosted. It’s still unclear from the today’s published patents, whether an iOS the device will perform as a Thunderbolt host machine, or a simply supported peripheral device.
As noted by Patently Apple, the new patents related to Thunderbolt connectivity technology suggests that Apple have to reengineer the Thunderbolt to act as a primary source of connectivity with iOS devices from machines like Macbook Pro, Macbook Air. In the past, we have also heard from sources that Apple is working on the next-generation 30-pin device connector, which is said to be come with new devices to support faster transfers and other media. It appears that Apple might to make its new 30-pin connector with Thunderbolt, to support higher media ranges.