A recent patent application just gave us a glimpse of what Apple might (or might not) have in store for the future. The document shows a design for a Smart Cover that features a flexible secondary display that offers to enhance the tablet’s functions.
According to the sketches, the secondary display hooks up with the tablet via a power/data connection in between the cover’s magnetic hinges. The rest of the images show how the new cover could be used, acting as a separate keyboard or dedicated surface for drawing, or a single section showing text displays, media controls, or display app notifications.
It’s just a patent application though, so there’s no guarantee that this will ever be produced (if they ever did make one today, it would likely be expensive as heck anyway), but it does look like an awesome idea.