Apple may be working on device support for vehicles

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A new Apple patent could offer clues as to what the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is working on.

According to PatentlyApplethe United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a new patent (20220089100) which refers to “mounting devices for securing a telephone in a vehicle”.

According to the patent, the device holder contains a movable magnetic structure fixed in a housing that allows it to magnetically hold your phone and other devices while you are in a vehicle, thanks to the MagSafe holder.

The mount can also feature a built-in power bank or connect to vehicle power to charge the device it holds in place.

The device holder will feature what the patent calls a “differential pressure-based holding structure” that includes a flexible membrane to form a seal on the surface of the device. The internal pressure in the sealed area is lower than the ambient air pressure, so the mount holds your device securely in place.

The device may also feature a suction cup to hold your device, or the suction cup can be used to attach the device holder to the dashboard of your vehicle.

For more information on the patented device, see the patent application number 20220089100 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.

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