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.
Thanks to the genius and relative simplicity of Apple’s Smart Cover accessory for the iPad 2, this was bound to happen. Slap several magnets into a four-part polyester-covered, er, cover, and you get a cheaper Smart Cover clone, right? Apparently, it’s not that simple. MIC Gadget managed to get hold of a Smart Cover knockoff
Apple’s Smart Cover accessory is a pretty nifty add-on for the iPad 2, no doubt. In fact, it’s so well-thought of and executed that one would think Apple developed the Smart Cover alongside the tablet itself (actually, they did). Unfortunately, Apple’s Smart Cover only covers the screen, leaving the iPad 2’s shiny backside open for
If you haven’t picked up a Smart Cover to protect your iPad 2 with yet, hold your horses, because this might be something you’d want to look at first. Holland-based Miniot just put out a new iPad 2 accessory called the Miniot Cover for iPad 2, which is, like the rest of their available made-for-iOS
You saw the new iPad 2, thought the new Smart Cover accessory was pretty cool, but ultimately decided to stick with your old iPad until Apple manages to fit a Retina Display into a tablet. Problem is, you still think the whole Smart Cover thing is awesome, learned that it all worked with magnets embedded