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and then it would still need a cable

Yes, I assumed a short cable would be used. Perhaps a regular connection on the tablet (but with a slimmer connector than a mod-plug) and the inductively-coupled connector on the other end of the cable (and at the public port).

I'd vote for a cheap fiber optical link with no ESD concersm, no pins to bend, and can be wiped down.

Cool idea.

Whatever it is beyond WiFi unless Apple gets on board there's not going to be any new connection method unity.

Given Apple's history of poor engineering and the occasional business blunder of extraordinary magnitude, I'm frankly surprised they've lasted this long. The long-running joke was "Apple is a company struggling to put itself out of business, but they are too incompetent to pull it off." I guess their incredible marketing has saved them time and time again. Remember when Sony used to be the "don't bother to compare, just buy Sony" company... before they faded into just another brand? That's kinda how I see Apple's future.

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