Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro right now

Article Image With next-generation technology like a magnetic Smart Connector for Smart Keyboard and support for Apple Pencil, Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro marks a new era in portable productivity. To take full advantage of the new features, prospective buyers will want to have cases. Here’s a rundown of some of the best options available.

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Apple patent for stackable Smart Connector plugs improves iPad versatility

Article Image An Apple patent published Tuesday details work on a magnetic connector interface akin to the recently introduced Smart Connector, but instead of being limited to one accessory, the proposed design can stack plugs to mate with and support multiple peripherals.

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Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock already on sale at some Apple Stores [u]

Article Image Having only been leaked a day prior, the official Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch was already on sale at some Apple Stores on Wednesday. [Updated with U.S. pricing]

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Apple awarded patent for magnetic power that could wirelessly energize keyboards & mice

Apple on Tuesday was officially awarded a patent related to wireless, magnetic power systems that could one day in the future allow low-power devices like keyboards and mice to be powered over the air, without any physical contact or even battery necessary.



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Zero-energy-consumption magneto-optical storage for next-generation flexible plastic computers

A flexible substrate, being held in a gloved hand
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a method of converting magnetic data into optical data for free, without external electricity. This is a very big step towards flexible, cheap, throwaway plastic computers, which are gaining in popularity due to society’s recent shift towards mobile computing and “quantified self” activity monitors.

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