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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple Inc. a patent on a feature of its new iPad tablet that could potentially help companies gain a foothold in new markets.
The patent application, filed in April, describes a new type of keyboard accessory that is capable of being attached to an iPad and that is used to input data from a web browser.
The key feature of the new accessory is that it allows users to attach a third-party keyboard to the iPad without removing it from the device.
This feature has been in use by Apple since its iPad Mini and is also used on the Apple Watch.
Apple’s new patent is similar to the one filed in 2014, which covers a feature similar to Apple’s existing Apple Keyboard.
In that patent, Apple described a method for attaching a keyboard to an iPhone and using it to access websites on the iPhone’s built-in web browser, such as Google and Facebook.
In its new patent, which was granted on Friday, Apple said the new feature “provides a means to attach to an electronic device a keyboard or other input device that can function as an input device for an electronic system, such that an electronic user interface can be displayed on the electronic device and user input can be communicated to the electronic system using the keyboard or device as an external input device.”
The patent is described in a document entitled “An alternative method for enabling a device to communicate with a computer system via a keyboard,” which was filed on January 20, 2018.
The Apple patent, dated January 2018, was granted for the device’s keyboard attachment.
The filing notes that “keyboard attachments and keyboard functions could include keyboard, keyboard accessory, or accessory that functions as a keyboard.”
Apple has said that its keyboard attachment will not be used in the new iPad and is instead intended to be used with a second keyboard that is designed to connect to an external keyboard.
Apple declined to comment on the filing.