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Patent filing shows Apple working on new charging connector

IANS  |  San Francisco 

A patent filed by has revealed that the company was working on a new charging connector to juice up its devices.

According to the Patently website, the on Thursday published a pair of patent applications that show the change in the shape of the charging adaptor, known as "lighting connector".

The central idea behind developing this wedge-shaped next-generation connector is to increase water resistance by creating a tight vacuum seal and strengthening it with the addition of a generator and pistons inside the device.

"Unplugging your iDevice would become more complex as this requires breaking the vacuum seal, something Apple proposes is done through a on the phone," reported.

However, the patent filing does not confirm that when Apple would change the current to the new one as notably, the 2018 design changes are already finalised and all models have the regular



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 14:26 IST