More interaction for iPad user's
Apple has filled a patent for a new SmartCover with an embedded screen and keyboard/drawing area
A recent patent claim filled by Apple has revealed the company's intention's or release (in a near future) a new SmartCover with a secondary screen and a big tactile area to fit a keyboard and a drawing surface.
According to Engadget:
In the link below you can take a look at the official USPO claim for the patent.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. Patent also hints at using the entire inner surface of the cover as a keyboard (ala Microsoft Surface) or as a drawing area.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Apple smart cover display patent application (via) EnGadget
NEWS SOURCE #2: Apple #20120802 (via) US Patent & Trademark Office
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