I’ve been speaking to a couple of people at Apple for the last few days and they have told me that a case for the full size iPad that mimics Microsofts touch cover has been prototyped. It’s not clear whether the process is far enough along to make this Tuesdays event but they did say a few different styles had been in testing for a while. This would certainly allow Apple to differentiate the larger iPad from its little brother and market it as the more ’pro’ of the 2. Apple already sells a Bluetooth keyboard that functions perfectly with the iPad but it’s not quite as integrated as Microsofts offering, requiring a lot more bag space. This is the primary motivation behind the development, as all of the current solutions are fairly inelegant. Apple realises the market for the large iPad is mainly professionals looking to work on it whereas the iPad mini is mainly content consumption.
The above blurb is straight from the blog of Jamie Ryan, an ex-Apple Developer Relations employee. Hit the link above to read his whole post. What do you think Apple means by “We still have a lot to cover”? Could the invitation be alluding to a case (or series of cases) to be paired with the newest iPad offerings as Ryan seems to suggest is a possibility?