This week the European Trademarks and Designs Registration Office confirmed that one of Apple's new iPad designs is displaying an extra left side 30 pin connector to allow it to dock in landscape mode under application 001222905-0001. The first sighting of this design was noted on September 25, 2010. This time around, we see that Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive have signed off on the design. That's always a good sign for things to come, wouldn't you agree?
The iPad's Extra Connector for Landscape Docking Confirmed
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part
Certificate of Registration
Design Credits: CEO Steve Jobs, Senior VP of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive + team members Jody Akana, Bartley Andre, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clark, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang and Rico Zorkendorfer. The noted design above is number 0001.1 of application 001222905-0001. Seven angles in all were presented but only two that show the extra connector.
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