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Apple has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to do some new things with the iPad, including a dual-iPad notebook and a magnetic iPad stand for cars, treadmills, and more.
The patent application, first spotted by Patently Apple, was filed back in August 2011 and details “a way for securely attaching a tablet device to a stand where it can be removed and replaced with ease.” As the iPad sometimes hard to mount and easily remove it from that mount, a magnetic stand specifically for the iPad could open it up new uses.
One of the most interesting uses for the magnetic attachment would be for attaching two iPads. Once together, two iPads could be used for reading books, playing games, and things we haven’t thought of yet. The idea is reminiscent of Microsoft’s failed Courier project.
Outside of the dual-iPad concept, the magnetic stand is also shown off inside of a car, on top of a treadmill, and being used as a music stand. Additionally, there’s a drawing of an iPad being used on an all-purpose stand that might be good for photographers, restaurants, and more.
Check out a few more uses of the iPad magnetic stand in the photos below.