Apple Showcases iPads with Creative Smart Covers that Automatically Open and Close

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Jan 12, 2015.

By RaduTyrsina on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:50 AM
  1. RaduTyrsina

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    In the past, we've seen quite a lot of patents filed by Apple that were trying to add new features to the Smart Cover accessory. And while it's quite unlikely that Apple will do something extraordinary with a such a mundane gadget in the near future, the company has decided to showcase some unique Smart Covers at its iconic Apple Store on Regent Street in London.

    As you can see from the video, there's a row of iPads on display with colorful Smart Covers that automatically open and close. At the moment we don't know how is that being done exactly but most likely it has to do with some magnets being placed underneath the shelf.

    If you have used a Smart Cover, then you probably know that the accessory is not actually able to open and close by itself. And perhaps that's what Apple tried to achieve with the trick - to make people enter its store. Apple already has a high level of foot traffic in Apple Stores, but we know that the company is facing declining iPad sales, so this little trick could help somehow.

    What could potentially resurrect iPad sales is the iPad Pro, and with so many rumors piling, we won't be so surprised if it will be announced in the near future.

    Source: Youtube


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Jan 12, 2015.

    1. twerppoet
      My bet is that it is simply a product display gimmick, a way to attract attention. It has nothing to do with the covers. It would be fairly easy to do with some magnets under the table. Given that the covers already have magnets in them you might not even need to add extra magnets to them.

      Besides, there is absolutely no practical reason for a cover that opens and closes itself.
    2. twerppoet
      Should have read the article closer. My post added nothing new, but I can't delete it. (sigh)

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