Apple is suing Sanho Corp. for patent infringement. The lawsuit was filed in the California North District Court in San Jose. Among the products named in the suit are Sanho’s magnetic power connectors, as well as a MacBook car charger.
Sanho (http://www.hypershop.com) is the company behind the HyperMac line of external batteries for the MacBook, iPod, iPad and iPhone and the HyperDrive portable photo storage device. The company was founded in 2002.
According to “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com), Sanho’s products use recycled official MagSafe products made by Apple. Apple’s lawsuit also singles out charging and data cables that rely on the 30-pin dock connector compatible with the iPod, iPhone and iPad ecosystem of devices, the article says.