Is this iPad 3 cooler than the real thing?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by motoleo, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
  2. Snaaake! macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Long Island, New York
    Most likely WAY cooler than the real thing. Unless Apple really pulls out a surprise feature for us on Wednesday...
  3. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    While this concept may look cool, it would actually suck because it's totally impractical. There's a reason the iPad has a bezel, and a thick one at that - it's so you have a place to hold the device. Try place a thumb on your screen, and then trying to perform a function with the other hand - it doesn't work. You need to be able to hold the device without touching the screen.
  4. theman510 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2009
    New Jersey
  5. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    It's also 3 times as expensive to make and would sell for $1500
  6. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    I don't see why they couldn't do this.

    You can already turn your iPad off by touching it with the back of your iPod touch.

    They should really get together with these guys.
  7. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    lol at no bezel and magnets strong enough to hold two iPads adjacent when picked up
  8. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    Why? No, seriously, why?

    It's really really easy to make a concept device. Just look at the car shows every year where manufacturers churn out metal sculptures which look magnificent, offer a glimpse of the future... but that can't be made using mass market techniques and don't have space for features such as an engine.

    With this where do you put your hands to avoid random touch inputs? How do you give non-technical users a way to go home without learning complicated swipes or taps? How do you generate the '3D Hologram' stuf? How do you use NFC to link two video outputs in perfect sync? How do you give something that's all screen to a young child to use without massively increasing the risk of it breaking (there isn't even an edge to protect the screen if it's dropped).

    See the problems? Really easy to make something cool as a concept but then you have to make it work in the real world...
  9. motoleo, Mar 6, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012

    motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    Apple has already mastered this. The iPhone and iPod touch, and the iPad, and actually even Android phones already know when the touch is unintended. I don't know how, but they do. Touch screens have already been mastered and there is actually no need for a bezel any more. Or even if it had an invisible "bezel".. it would still be cool. It looks less like a picture frame, and more like an iPad!

    We've already done this. Remember the 2008 Obama election? Hologram!

    I don't actually care about the NFC, but that's coming. People have been trying to get that into production pretty soon. It'll be standard.

    You should open your eyes, even Bill Gates says that things are going to change. I mean, scanning any thing instead of a bar code or QR code, when a camera looks at a chair, it knows it's a chair, a Mac, it knows it's a Mac.

    I'm ready for the future! Touchscreen mirrors and Windows Blinds! Hurry up people- let's go!
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    What you see in the video is not going to happen on the iPad 3. It is good work, but dreaming!:rolleyes:
  11. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

    Jan 4, 2012
    Cool idea, but it would drive me nuts having to watch a video with my thumb blocking part of the screen. Also sorry but, we're just not technologically ready for holograms yet.
  12. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    #13 Sorry but no. How, for instance, does the iPad know when you intend to touch an icon on the left or right of the home screen and when you're just holding the device? Yes there's tech that can work to a certain point but you're utterly ignoring how people use these devices.

    Yes. Well done. And how, perchance, are you going to fit multiple projectors and the power source for them into a 10mm thin iPad?

    So you're saying that things are going to change and comparing this concept to a device that's being released TOMORROW? What can you do with today's technology? How do you build this tech so it doesn't kill battery, fits in the space you have, has sufficient processing power to give a good user experience and doesn't cost a fortune?

    Again you're taking concept ideas, sketches of what could happen in the future, and saying it should be a shipping product right now (well, in a day anyway). This is just silly. By all means get excited about what could happen in the future but try to remember it also has to work in the real world.
  13. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    The funny thing is how conservative these stupid concept videos are. Nothing they show is possible in the way they show it, so why don't they just go for broke and show a mind-controllable weightless iPad which can be made invisible and reduced to the size of pencil eraser?
  14. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    Oh, please. That's like saying "Well, we'll never be able to turn a desktop into a laptop, and a laptop into a tablet."

    I say it's both possible and probable. All you're doing is condensing it, making it smaller.

    I've often wondered why the battery industry is not moving as fast as the cellphone industry. It's 2012. We should have 24 hour battery life by now.

    Imagine that. A smartphone you'd only have to charge once a week.
  15. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    No it's not like that at all, gg motoleo

    The point for anyone else who didn't get it is that these videos are showing things which aren't currently possible. Since they aren't limiting their concepts to what's feasible they might as well do something original (or shoot for the moon with ridiculous ideas) instead of rehashing concepts and designs which have been around for years.
  16. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Microsoft does the same thing. I enjoy these videos but I hate that there are people out there that hate on real, existing products because they're not as futuristic as these totally fake CGI concepts.
  17. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    If there were some type of invisible bezel, that would be cool. But think if you were watching movies or something--inevitably your hand would get in the way of the movie. Sorry--bezel has to be there. I can see them thinning it down at some point, but probably not very much.
  18. pat park macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Crazy idea but what if it was an adjustable bezel? You can adjust the sizing of the bezel and gain more screen real estate if wanted or keep it stick sized bezel?

    I know sounds stupid.
  19. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    A lot less stupid than 'the bezel is useless and the lack of one would be something to get excited about'.
  20. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I wouldn't underestimate the usefulness of a bezel.
  21. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    I really don't care about the bezel. But the lack of one isn't necessarily a good idea.

    I mean you know the black bezel on the iPhone on the top and bottom? It's there for a reason. When you turn that thing to landscape, that's where your thumbs go.

    To get an effect of what it would be like without those black strips, hold if by the middle.

    You don't like that now do you?
  22. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    Yet you're the only one in the thread who said it would be a good idea:


    For the hard-of-reading, only two posts ago I said that an adjustable bezel would be way less stupid than getting excited about no bezel at all.
  23. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    So I have to buy a second iPad if I want to see more than half of a video? No thanks :eek:

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