A new Apple patent application hit the web today detailing a very interesting laptop/tablet combination device. The diagrams show a laptop with a removable touch-enabled display. The screen would detach through a 60GHz ultrawideband format like WiGig. What’s more, it would keep its battery charged by means of a wireless charging system located in the laptop’s hinge.
This seems very cool in theory but, as many others have pointed out, this patent may just be more of Apple covering all the bases rather than an indication of an actual product to come. The company has reiterated numerous times that it does not think a laptop with a touchscreen is a good idea, which sort of goes against the philosophy of this product.
What do you guys think: is this simply the evolution of post-Jobs Apple, or yet another Apple patent that will never see the light of day?