We have featured quite a few of Apple’s patent’s before here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one reveals a new ‘Smart Dock’ for the MacBook, and it looks like the Smart Dock will be location smart or location aware.
As you can see in the picture below, the Smart Dock could be set to work with devices in your living room, or in your office, your home computer or even your car.
In Apple’s patent FIG. 2 we see a block diagram of a plurality of docking stations that a computing device 200 may dock with to provide separate functionality and security features to the computing device. While the device shown here is that of a notebook, Apple clarifies the concept applies to any device, be it a a PDA (iPod touch), iPhone, iPad and so forth. The docking station is conceptual and therefore is likely to take on different design if and when this is implemented.
You can find out more details about the Apple Smart Dock over at Patently Apple.