Apple Patent Application Reveals SmartCover With Built-in Keyboard

iPad keyboard patent application

If you long for a physical keyboard on your iPad, Apple may soon be adding one in the form of a SmartCover. At least that’s what a recently published patent application seems to show.

The application shows an idea for an iPad cover with a built-in keyboard similar to that of the Microsoft Surface.

We’ve tried some of those flatter keyboards, such as the one on the Surface. We don’t know if it’s something we’d invest in if Apple made it. Remember the original iPad keyboard dock? Yeah, that didn’t last very long, did it?

Most of us will just bring along a laptop if we plan on doing that much writing.  The iPad screen is good enough for any quick emails or Facebook updates.

[via CultofMac]

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