iPad Smart Cover May Get Even Smarter with Notifications

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Apple’s Smart Cover for the iPad is pretty smart, although it really only locks and unlocks your iPad when you cover/uncover it, so it’s not that smart. However, a new patent filed by Apple suggests that the company is working on adding illuminated notification alerts to the Smart Cover. The official name of the patent […]

New iPad Smart Cover with Keyboard on the Way?

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Apple could be preparing an iPad Smart Cover that features a keyboard of its own, taking away one of the key advantages of Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet. That’s if a new patent revealed this week by Patently Apple is an accurate indication of the company’s future plans. The illustration included in the patent application Apple […]

Apple Patent Shows Smarter iPad Smart Cover With Flexible Displays

Apple iPad Smart Cover with Flexible Display patent

A newly revealed Apple patent shows the company at one point considered putting flexible displays in the Smart Cover on the iPad to make the cover even smarter. According to Engadget, the patent shows an iPad Smart Cover that can display information such as apps or notifications. The device would connect to a special connector […]

Smart Cover Earns Apple $500 Million a Quarter

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The iPad Smart Cover is a a smart business move for Apple. According to Richard Kramer, an analyst with Arete Research, Apple makes $500 million every quarter from sales of the colorful iPad protectors. First introduced with the iPad 2 in March 2011, the Apple iPad Smart Covers include magnets that automatically turn the iPad’s display on or off, and […]