The iPads that never were

I was using Google Images this morning when I came across some of the old unofficial iPad concept designs that floated around the web back before the launch of the iPad.

What's this, you say? There was a time before the iPad? Blasphemy!

No, really, up until about 18 months ago the iPad was only a myth. (When it comes to technology, that is ancient history, I know.) I thought it would be fun to dig up a handful of the - well, I'm not sure what to call them. I think chimera would fit. It was a faked creature made from parts of others, and that fits the iPad concepts pretty well.

The lead photo is my favorite and it's the one I wish had been released. I call it a MacPad. Here's a gallery of other examples of wishful thinking, as well as one photo of a (probably) faked iPad Mini.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Lucas Da Silva Santos24 March, 2016

    5 Years ago apple comes with this shit: http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-pro

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