Since I saw this picture of iBooks, I thought about a hypothetical mechanical feature on future iPad versions. http://images.macrumors.com/article/2010/05/07/105037-ibooks_winnie_the_pooh.jpg iBooks is one of the principal iPad Apps, if not THE main App. In this scope, how useful could a truly physically foldable iPad be? Think about a real book: would a real book be the same if it couldnt be foldable? Ill give you an example: a person using iBooks in a subway, or lying in a bed: is the iPad a comfortable device, as big as it is, as flat as it is? Wouldnt it be nice if a person could fold it, just like a book? Maybe in principle yes, but: 1. Impossible to implement: an lcd screen can not be seamlessly folded. True, but for instance - think about an optical prism that can be adopted in a way that the two halves stick perfectly together, when the iPad is used in flat mode. Impossible? Maybe, maybe not. 2. Too heavy: a person can not handle that. True, but if you think about the iPad weight (about 0.7 kg), it is not so far from a medium/thick book weight. 3. Mechanically unfeasible. Well, I am not a mechanical engineer, but the guys at Apple would certainly work on this aspect, wouldn't they? 4. No ebooks are like that. True, but this a good reason why maybe such a unique feature is worth to be investigated. Well, Im sure there are many aspects I havent thought about. Is this a totally dumb idea?