On Feb 20, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a major patent application from Apple that reveals yet another giant leap in iPad attachment designs. Apple began with the iPad Smart Cover that uses a magnet system to attach the protective cover to the iPad. Since that time, Apple's engineers have been busy designing next generation Smart Covers with advanced features that could one day include solar panels, inductive charging, integrated touch displays and take on more of a wraparound book-like appearance. In today's new round of magnetic based iPad accessory designs we're introduced to those supporting a game controller, new vehicle applications, new carrying cases, new iPad docks and a method to start or shut-off your iPad with a simple swipe of your hand across the iPad's display. Today's report is jam packed with illustrations that you won't want to miss.