Microsoft accidentally reveals its own iPad Touch Cover

“Microsoft appears to be working on an iPad Touch Cover,” Tom Warren reports for The Verge.

Microsoft “has listed a mysterious ‘iPad Touch Cover (Model 1719)’ in a download page for documentation related to Lithium batteries,” Warren reports. “Spotted by WinFuture, the documents were originally posted back in April.”

“It contains a battery, which means it likely connects to an iPad through a Bluetooth connection,” Warren reports. “It’s likely that Microsoft is simply targeting the base iPad without the Smart Connector, simply because Apple doesn’t sell its own smart keyboard for the regular iPad. Microsoft has already released its own Universal Mobile Keyboard that works with the iPad…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Microslop must want to sell some tablet accessories, for a change.


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  1. Why would we assume that since the keyboard has a battery that it will be wireless? Couldn’t the battery in the keyboard also act as an ‘extended’ battery for the iPad so you can ‘play’ longer?

    1. It said “likely”, and I would say that’s more likely than what you’re suggesting. A battery big enough to provide meaningful life to the iPad would add a fair bit of weight.

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