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One Apple fan imagined the iPad in 2004, but got the design totally wrong

The Loom app for iPad.

Above: The Loom app for iPad.

Image Credit: Loom

Even before Apple set foot in the smartphone industry, rumors of a tablet iDevice ran wild.

Like today, overzealous designers jumped at the chance to imagine Apple’s future iPad. In fact, this recently surfaced mockup dates back to 2004 — it was discovered by The Next Web on an old Mac Rumors forum.

This iPad design concept was just entertaining guesswork. But, interestingly enough, the designer got the “iPad” name right.

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Fun fact: Mad TV also correctly guessed the iPad name ahead of Apple’s announcement — but got the feature-set all wrong.


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