Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2012, 06:30
Category: Accessory, iPod, Patents
This is kind of interesting.
Per the United States Patent Trademark Office, Apple has applied for a patent in which a Smart Cover unit would take power from a connector on the side of the iPad to drive a flexible display in one of the cover segments for adding extra icons, controlling media playback, or displaying notifications.
The unit would show the entire surface of the cover being used as a keyboard, while another turns it into a drawing digitizer.
Not to say that this is a guarantee as to the future of the iPad’s Smart Cover, but it could be a cool idea.
Let us know what you think in the comments and welcome to Friday.