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Apple iPad Pro Smart Cover Patents Hint At Future Features

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Apple iPad Pro Smart Cover Patents Hint At Future Features

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Apple's iPad Pro line up may just get extra numerous function built-into long run Smart Covers

Paul Briden

The delivery of Apple's iPad Pro line has as soon as once more proven that the corporate is ready to push into territory it as soon as stated it by no means would; greater tablet sizes, hybrid capability, and stylus make stronger, to call simply the 3 most blatant. Now not that this will have to be unexpected, it's just about the one street to be had to Apple (and certainly any software maker) within the face of ever-declining tablet gross sales; the single-role software has misplaced its allure and now shoppers are in search of various capability, a cross-breeding with typical PCs and laptops. Having already presented the Smart Connector and its spouse Smart Cover keyboard dock aboard the iPad Pro, apparently Apple is gearing as much as amplify the capability additional, if new patents the company has just lately been granted via the US Patent Office are any indicator.

The patents have been filed in 2012 and among the options is fortify for an extra contact show, which additionally comprises fortify for the Apple Pencil (which simply is going to turn the long-range of Apple's making plans because the stylus wasn't even round as anything else rather than an idea on Apple's drafting board again in 2012). Among the conceptual options demonstrated within the patent filings is the power for customers to put in writing at the out of doors of the sensible duvet for such things as notes, and the tablet would convert the writing right into a textual content record. Some other representation presentations a integrated sun panel for charging, and there is additionally a design with a foldout flap that includes its personal keyboard and contact show.

As all the time with Apple patents, the company patents a host of stuff it by no means makes use of, possibly "simply in case", so that is no ensure we're going to see such options aboard long run iPad Pro fashions or their Smart Cover equipment. Then again, the primary takeaway is that Apple is making an attempt to get a hold of extra helpful productiveness options for customers to in point of fact make those "submit PC" units as interesting as imaginable. A large number of that shall be right down to modular accent parts, which appear to be all of the rage simply in this day and age, even in smartphones, with Google's Challenge Ara nonetheless within the works, and the likes of the LG G5 and Moto X 2016 wearing modular equipment for various purposes.

Naturally we're going to stay you up to date if we listen anything else extra.

14:16, 11 Would possibly 2016
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