Apple Patent Reveals Smart Cover With Built-In Display

Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:24pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10703 views

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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Tim Cook - August 4, 2012 at 9:31pm
Having a touch screen for a touchscreen tablet it's fucking ingenious. I'm giving myself a raise
Hans - August 2, 2012 at 11:16pm
This kinda reminds me of the touch cover/ type cover from microsofts surface
Wizard - August 2, 2012 at 4:36pm
This is one stupid thing that Steve job would not agree if he is still around. How lame can thing smart cover be? Just let it be a cover would do. Making things extra complicated?
Nitro Junkie - August 2, 2012 at 6:40pm
How do you know this wasn't one of his ideas. I bet this was thought of and possibly worked on when he was still around. After he died they said he had left about 10 years worth of products, projects and ideas for them to work on.
kumar - August 2, 2012 at 6:51pm
Why do you want to comment on some one best inventions when you can't even think of doing it
Not on your life - August 3, 2012 at 9:08am
The ten or so years of products argument is stupid... I do music and I have years of material that I never released, why? Cause they where not as good as what I have released.
your mum - August 3, 2012 at 3:07pm
So you press play and pause on your computer..?
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