Thursday, 12 June 2014
Apple Patents associate degree iPad good cowl that may show Push Notifications''
The modified good cowl would keep a similar decorated folding design, which means it might still function as a signify the iPad itself. The good cowl remains a popular accent with iPad house owners, therefore building in a very system that enhances its ability to deliver data in a very means that on the far side audio notices would so be useful for users. Still, it’s unclear once this might make it to plug, and it has downsides in terms of building costs and battery drain that could render it impractical from Apple’s perspective.
Apple encompasses a new patent [via AppleInsider] that could show you notifications on your good cowl, even once your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protecting accent. The filing details each active good cowl notifications that might use built~in LEDs or electroluminescent displays, and passive versions that could support pass~through transmission of light from the iPad show itself through semitransparent or by selection clear panels.
For the active version, a power source would be required, however the patent describes 2 ways that around this; initial, a reference to the magnet on the iPad might be modified to work like a MagSafe adapter and provide a flow of energy; second, the good cowl might use inductive charging to derive power from the iPad or another source to power its active notifications. The passive version has the advantage of not requiring any incoming energy to function.