“On March 28, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that Jony Ive and his team have a few more features for their Smart Cover,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“In August 2012 Apple revealed a mind boggling set of new possible features for the Smart Cover that ranged from inductive charging to built-in solar panels and the use of a flexible display to name a few of innovations being explored,” Purcher reports. “[These new] revelations are a little tamer but still interesting.”
Purcher reports, “Apple is considering adding physical soft buttons to the Smart Cover so that you could easily control your tunes. They’re also considering a built-in window so that you could keep tabs on incoming email, text messages, stock quotes and more… Apple credits Jonathan Ive, Duncan Kerr, Matthew Rohrbach, Steve Hotelling, Christopher Mullens, Martin Grunthaner, and Michael Cretella as the inventors of patent application 20130076614 which was originally filed in Q3 2011.”
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[Attribution: iDownload Blog. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]
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