iOS Devices May 10

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Apple has today been granted a patent for an iPad Smart Cover with more smarts than usual: it incorporates a built-in display, and even a Wacom-style drawing tablet.

The patent illustrates a number of different ways the Smart Cover display could be used, from simply extending the iPad’s own display through text-only displays of things like reminders to a combined display and touchpad. Some of the options show the display acting as a full input device too, allowing both handwritten notes and drawings.

While we of course add our usual disclaimer that Apple patents way more things than it actually makes, two element of this patent have actually made it into production …

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iOS Devices May 9

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A claimed design sketch of the iPhone 7 shows identical dimensions to the iPhone 6s. The drawing (shown in full below) shows only the height and width, not the depth, so doesn’t shed any more light on the ‘headphone jack or no headphone jack’ question.

The sketch was posted by French site NWE with an @onleaks watermark, so has decent credentials, though of course neither can be sure that it’s genuine. It’s a very basic sketch that would be very easy to create.

The sketch does show one other small detail …

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iOS Devices May 6

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A purported casing leak back in March claimed to show what was referenced as iPhone 7 ‘Pro’ and featured dual iSight cameras and three dots resembling the iPad Pro’s Smart Connector. A separate leak appeared to show schematics for the same iPhone 7 Pro design from a previously reliable magazine late last month. Macotakara reports now, however, that Apple’s Smart Connector technology likely won’t be featured on any of the next generation iPhones.

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