Time and again we’ve heard that Apple is going to announce the iPad 5 soon. Its plausible, the timing is just about right for a new iPad to hit the market, though no one knows right now exactly when the company intends on making the announcement. A recent analyst prediction suggests that new Smart Cover may also be announced with the iPad 5. This is plausible as well, given the fact that the iPad 5 is expected to come with major design changes, which would essentially make previous Smart Covers unusable with the new iPad.
It has consistently been rumored that Apple is going to make design changes in the iPad. The tablet’s design has remained the same since the iPad 2, which came out back in 2011. iPad 5 is expected to borrow design cues from the iPad mini, and the various purported casings we’ve seen up till now reiterate this possibility. Analyst Brian J. White of Cantor Fitzgerald believes that this change in design will provide Apple with an “excuse” to announce new Smart Cover as well. Not much is known about the new covers at this point in time, its too soon to say if Apple will opt for materials different from the ones it has already used for previous covers and if its going to add even more colors to the lineup. The iPad announcements are rumored to take place on October 22nd.