Apple Patents Slimline Combined SD and USB Slot

Apple’s been imagining the things of the future again, with a newly-discovered patent showing it has plans to combine USB and SD card slots to save yet more space on the Macs of tomorrow.

In fact, although the patent shows Apple combining USB and SD card connectivity in one and the same hole, the explanatory text goes into more detail, pointing out that you could theoretically combine USB with Apple’s favoured Thunderbolt system, or HDMI, or anything that can be rammed into the same space and organised through alternating the depth of the contact holes.

Quite clever and such a great idea we’re sure some Chinese makers have been doing it already for years, haven’t they? [Apple Insider]

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