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Notebook vendors concerned about Apple application for USB/SD hybrid port patent, say Taiwan makers
Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Apple has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a hybrid USB/SD port which combines a USB port with SD card slot to save space to make notebooks slimmer. Ultrabook vendors are concerned because they are worried that if Apple obtains the patent,...
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