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Apple patents dual-purpose packaging

Apple patents dual-purpose packaging
Patented dual-purpose Apple box

Patented dual-purpose Apple boxApple recently announced that it was looking to phase out manufacturing of docking devices for its iPod, iPhone and other electronic gadgets, leaving production of docks to third-party manufacturers like Belkin, Griffin and others.


However, according to a blogger at Apple fan site Patently Apple, the company is working on packaging with a dual purpose: cradling an iPod or iPhone on the retail shelf, then morphing into a working device dock after purchase.


Read more about the Apple pack/doc patent on Patently Apple here.

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