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Apple is trying to patent a new iPad cover that can display notifications

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jun 2014 13:15 User comments (3)

Apple is trying to patent a new iPad cover that can display notifications Apple has filed for a patent that could give us a hint about the future of iPad covers.
The patent details "accessory device for a tablet device" that can display notifications and other information.

In addition, the cover would have the ability to communicate with the iPad so that different lights would go off in different formations depending on what type of notification is being displayed (email, message, FaceTime, etc).

Other manufacturers have tried similar accessories, including HTC and Samsung, to varying degrees of success.

A couple of photos of the patent:





Source:
Apple Insider

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3 user comments

112.6.2014 17:53

Looking forward to see what they come up with

212.6.2014 20:07

Then you will need a cover to protect your cover.


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313.6.2014 23:08

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Then you will need a cover to protect your cover.
I'm with bobiroc. Why not just have a transparent cover and allow the screen to show the notifications?

If Samsung has already had a go at such a product I wonder who holds the strongest patent. Could be old news all over again - stand by for the cover wars.

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