Apple wants to make the iPad an essential work tool. Now there’s evidence the company is sprucing up the tablet’s Smart Covers to give users faster access to information.

Apple was granted a patent for built-in displays on iPad covers, according to aUnited States Patent and Trade Office patent found by Business Insider

Right now, the Smart Cover is a bare-bones piece of plastic that attaches to the iPad’s side with built-in magnets. It’s supposed to protect the screen and turn it on automatically when you open it; it also folds up to become a stand Read more…

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In the future, iPad Smart Covers could have screens of their own