Apple Patent Reveals Smart Cover With Built-In Display
A recently published Apple patent reveals designs for a Smart Cover with a built-in display, reports Engadget.
Apple believes it's possible to build a flexible display into an iPad cover in order to "greatly enhance" the functionality of the tablet itself. Taking power and data from a dedicated connector on the side of the slate, at least one segment of the name-deserving Smart Cover could be used to augment the main display with space for extra icons, or operate as a separate media control interface, or simply display notifications. Drawings collected in the gallery below also hint at using the entire inner surface of the cover as a keyboard (ala Microsoft Surface) or as a drawing area.
Check out some images of the design below...
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