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.


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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Apple designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Apple software includes:... read more »

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