Apple has filed for a new patent related to iPad smart bezels. The idea is to transform the bezels on its tablet into areas that are capable of recognizing touch input, thus extending the range of functions and gestures available to users. This would certainly make the bezels much useful, though in the filing indicates that the tablets will have larger bezels. The iPads have had larger bezels in the part, but in recent models Apple has made them thinner. Either it would find a way to make this functionality work with significantly thinner bezels, or this is going to be one of those patented technologies that never see the light of day.