Apple applies for patent for Smart Cover with embedded secondary display

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Accessories, Tablets

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Published on August 03, 2012 with No Comments

Apparently Apple is seeking to patent a “thin flexible display technology can be integrated into the flexible cover without affecting the overall form factor of the cover or tablet device”¬†according to the USPTO. In other words, a Smart Cover that also doubles as a secondary display. Power and data would be derived from a dedicated connector on the side to act as a supplementary display with space for extra icons, a media controller, or display notifications. Though as with most patents, we probably won’t be seeing this anytime in the near future.

Source: engadget