Forget the Surface cover, Apple are working on a new iPad Smart Cover with a flexible display an touch-input system in-built, there are various concepts for this idea, but all look like something I would buy.
The first turns a singular ‘spine’ of the cover into a display strip, which can be used to expand working space, or as touch-sensitive controls to allow for navigation of media playback and other features without interrupting your application.
There’s a lot more alongside that, my favorite has to be the one pictured above, which features a keyboard and touchscreen combo, the best part of course is it would all be flexible, meaning you could still use the smart cover as you would before.
Alongside this the Smart Cover will still attach via magnets, but will require a connection in order to take data and power from your device. check out more of the patent designs below and let us know which you would buy.