iPad Mockup at MWSF? Now that is funny

Discussion in 'iPad' started by elgrecomac, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego
  2. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2007
    South East Texas
  3. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    I'd like to know where they got the CAD file. I've seen the cardboard patterns, but can see the value of a realistic mockup if you're a case or other accessory designer. I've got a CNC machine and could probably make my own to get a feel for the size and weight of it.
  4. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I don't think they had a CAD? I think they made it based on the specs and screenshots on the website. At least thats what I thought they said when talking about it.
  5. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    You're right, although they did create their own CAD file for the prototype. Stereolithography is a great technology for fast prototypes. I'd still love to get my hand on their CAD file.
  6. fabian9 macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    How long does it take to create an iPad in your favourite CAD package? 5 mins? maybe 10? It's a box with rounded corners and a curved back! lol
  7. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    It doesn't matter. If it takes me one minute, that's one minute longer than it takes to load someone else's drawing file. ;)

    The mockup show looks to have every detail in place, including ports and the Apple logo on the back. Those are the time consuming nit-picky details.

    I may find it easier to wait and buy a real one to use as my play sample. ;)
  8. bobsentell macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    Apple should provide the specs before the release for a "fee". It would make more money that way. And do what Nintendo does and put a "Official Licensed Apple Product" sticker on the box.
  9. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    They do provide specs before release, though not until after the announcement, to many manufacturers. Belkin, Griffin, Speck, to name a few that likely already have all the details they need to make cases 100% accurate. There's certainly a fee involved, it's just not available to anyone.

  10. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Read the article, first paragraph:

    They don't give them detailed information about anything. Just whatever crap is on the website, which doesn't include contours, angles, etc. They have to research it--at least according to the article that this post is all about. Now I suppose that Hard Candy Cases isn't as big as Griffin or Incase, so they might hook them up, but it seems doubtful.

    You would think it's in Apple's best interest to give up these specs so that people have a wide variety to choose from upon launch. Unless they want to drive their own case sales? Which BTW looks kinda like a plastic piece of crap in some of the hands-on reviews I've seen.

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