iPad 3 concept isn't real, but looks truly awesome

On Wednesday, Apple will announce its new iPad 3, and without having even seen the new tablet, we can confidently assume that it’s going to be pretty impressive. We’re expecting a high-resolution Retina Display, 4G LTE connectivity options and an uprated processor, in a package that’s roughly the same size as the iPad 2 (perhaps ever so slightly thicker), and at a similar price point to the current tablet.

But there are a few features and specs that we’d love to see in an iPad, but which we can’t reasonably expect Apple to deliver right now, however much we might wish for it to be so. Luckily, the talented 3D animators from Aatma Studio have stepped into make our dreams a little bit more real, putting together a stunning video that showcases an imaginary iPad 3 concept with a set of features that we probably shouldn’t be expecting at this week’s official announcement.

Here’s an overview of some of the concept’s fantastic specs:

  • Edge-to-edge 2560x1440px holographic Retina Display
  • Internal magnets to connect multiple iPads, via NFC technology
  • Projectors on device edges, providing interactive controls on a flat surface
  • 12MP camera with LED flash

Enjoy the awesome:

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DomZ said,

The question all these companies who prototype and create the tech needs to ask themselves is "How is Apple able to come to market with this tech first when we created it?".

Apple don't invent much, but they do create the whole package from hardware to software and services, and they do it often before anyone else has managed to do it properly.

Everyone new Apple was going to release a Phone, it was rumoured for years yet they still caught the market off guard.

Everyone knew they were going to release a tablet, it was rumoured for years yet still they beat Microsoft to the punch with an OS designed specifically for a touchscreen, and the hardware to match.

Everyone knows Apple are going to release a TV....

DomZ said,

The question all these companies who prototype and create the tech needs to ask themselves is "How is Apple able to come to market with this tech first when we created it?".

Maybe it's because Microsoft don't make PCs, tablets or phones. And unlike Google they don't compete against their own customers. Could have something to do with it.

Apple don't invent much, but they do create the whole package from hardware to software and services, and they do it often before anyone else has managed to do it properly.

Everyone new Apple was going to release a Phone, it was rumoured for years yet they still caught the market off guard.

Everyone knew they were going to release a tablet, it was rumoured for years yet still they beat Microsoft to the punch with an OS designed specifically for a touchscreen, and the hardware to match.

Everyone knows Apple are going to release a TV....

MFH said,
Why do concepts always look so cool compared to the stuff that's on the market?

Becuase awkward things like price get in the way?

Hell if making it cool was the only criteria technology would be light years ahead, but people have to actually buy these things.

The future called, said to say suck it

hehe awesome concept but I dont think thats coming anytime soon, the joining displays was cool though and could see that as a possibility in the nearer future.

PurpleHaze420 said,
Why do people want an edge to edge display on the iPad, I personally think it dosen't look right with it. Shrug

agree, absolutely non practical

PurpleHaze420 said,
Why do people want an edge to edge display on the iPad, I personally think it dosen't look right with it. Shrug

Agreed, and how would you hold it securely? you would interfere with the screen constantly. Nope, has to be a bezel on a device that large. A Phone on the other hand could pull it off

Won't work, because there is no way to hold it without covering parts of the screen. It looks awesome, but as a tablet, the design is flawed. They could put some weird software in place to cope with this problem for some part, but without a bezel it will always be weird to hold the device.

Dannydeman said,
Won't work, because there is no way to hold it without covering parts of the screen. It looks awesome, but as a tablet, the design is flawed. They could put some weird software in place to cope with this problem for some part, but without a bezel it will always be weird to hold the device.

Small note: they could however build in some software bezel that you can minimize when watching a movie, or playing a game? That would be a good solution I think.

Dannydeman said,

Small note: they could however build in some software bezel that you can minimize when watching a movie, or playing a game? That would be a good solution I think.


that's called telepathic controller. once you make it you'll be rich. but now there is no that kind of devices.

Kirkburn said,
Or ... a button?

replied it to wrong message. it was about no edges and prevention of touch layer to fire mousedown while just holding ipad

Thanks for that Niekess but I also want to comment a bit in contrast to iPad 3 concept.

The Microsoft video looks like they put more emphasis on human interactivity and so much of usage-concept. I think they focus too much on the concept in-use but the design and graphic functionality are not very fluid like the iPad 3 concept. The iPad 3 concept put more focus on versatility and it's functionality more fluidly. I don't know how to describe it more clearly than that.

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