The next generation iPad could have a proximity sensor which would automatically lock and unlock your device when you open and close its case cover, reports MacStories.
The Brazilian iPhone Blog notes that this feature would be accessible via the Settings app, where it can be enabled and disabled per your preference. The current iPad does have an ambient light sensor, but the proximity sensor would further refine its environmental awareness in respect to accessories.
This information comes via a string found in the iOS 4.3b1 firmware. Take a look at the screenshot below...
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