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Multi-functional Smart Cover coming soon?

Apple has applied for a patent in which the Smart Cover for the iPad is a flexible and bendable display. The cover would thus be an extension of the work surface.

In the drawings, you can see how the new shell is used along with the iPad similar to how pen tablets work. This is different, however, in that the surface you draw on is also a screen. The cover can also be used as a keyboard or an additional control for music and movies.

Other manufacturers, such as Microsoft, have also been working on the functional ability of tablet cases. Thus, the shell of the Microsoft Surface tablets are also used as a keyboard.

The patent application indicates that Apple is obviously hard on a multi-functional Smart Cover. Although it is not sure whether the company will actually create the product for the market.