Patent: Dock That Conforms To Device Shape
A new Apple patent application was recently uncovered that may remove the need for plastic dock adapters with Apple’s universal dock. A new patent describes how an elastic material could be used to allow the dock to conform to the Apple device’s shape, allowing one dock to fit multiple devices.
The base is described as a sort of elastic, sponge-like material that would conform to the device’s base, holding it upright. The material would hold it’s shape long enough to hold its shape after the device is removed to be replaced again. A reset button would cause the material to soften again to take the shape of another device.