The Next Apple IPad Might Come With A Second-screen Smart Cover

By 01:48 Tue, 27 Jul 2021 Comments

What could be better for on the go entertainment and productivity than a spacious tablet screen? Well, a keyboard is quite helpful and why not one coupled with a comfy case. And as long as we are carrying around the extra case weight, why not a second screen?

If that sounds like a tantalizing concept then you are definitely not alone and as it turns out Apple's next iPad and Smart Cover might be correct up your valley. A recent patent filed by the Cupertino giant describes just that - a Smart Cover, complete with a secondary display.

As we have learned time and time again, receiving a patent in the tech world means small in itself, but could still be indicative of a future intention. If the gadacquire does, however, turn out to be real and in the works, it could bring about fascinating recent possibilities and utilize cases, some of which are described within the patent, like having app notifications and widgets easily accessible, at a glance.

Speculations about the Smart Cover extdiscontinue even further with claims that the smart accessory will, in fact, be unveiled together with Apple's next tablet device. The alleged model in question is the iPad Pro, which is yet another unconfirmed rumor at this point, but has been around for quite some time now. The iPad Pro will allegedly be Apple's biggest tablet to date with a spacious 12.2-inch or perhaps even 12.9-inch screen.

With that kind of classy screen real estate it is aimed squarely at other productivity-oriented devices, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or the Samsung Tab S 10.5. However, the iPad Pro has proved quite elusive with initial rumors extending well into 2014 and even as early as 2013. At this point we aren't really sure that a Pro series is even on Apple's roadmap. As far as we know, the latest batch of speculations talk of a November 2015 release date and an A9 CPU, Force Touch, NFC and Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type C.

We'll just have to wait and see if any of this comes to pass or the alleged iPad Pro will miss a launch windows this year as well.




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