Awesome new concept hits the web, shows a translucent iPad

It seems like every other news story recently has been a concept of some sort. Most of these concepts have been for iOS 7, but today 3D artist Ricardo Afonso has shown us his idea of an incredible translucent iPad. The design is about as minimalist as technology can get, as it is simply a translucent pane of glass as the device’s display, with two slabs of more traditional black/white glass on both ends containing the home button and front facing camera.

Now, although translucent displays have been shown off at electronics shows like CES, the likelihood of a translucent capacitive touch screen hitting the market any time soon is pretty small, let alone the fact that Apple would need to make ultra small internals to fit inside the tiny glass slabs.

Afonso explains his creation:

“Sometimes I like to imagine how the design of some electronic devices will be in the future. In the specific case of tablets and smartphones, I imagine them as just a rectangular piece of glass that blends perfectly with the surrounding environment, without any elements of the hardware that could visually disconnect the user from the content during the interaction, improving the level of immersion and the user experience.”

Check out Afonso’s video of the concept below:


Via: iDB


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  • FahimKhan

    Hahahah apple will take 10 to 15 years tO make this concept ipad device….cause apple is now going worse day by day as compare to other platform..:£

  • rhymiZ

    sensors, battery, motherboard, same old OS? :P

  • Fatimakhan

    @FahimKhan ja kar ma ka lund chus

  • What happens if you drop it?? o._o

  • Andrue Ferry

    Technically this is possible and will be the future of tablets. All of the components could be housed in the bottom and top bezel. There would be a significant drop in power consumption due to the absence of a back-light for the display. I’d say 6 to 10 years time.

  • NickThai

    Who is the real copycat here ???

  • hippopwnamus

    @Andrue Ferry This is cool and all but i think id rather be without having it transparent, something I’m not lonely with thinking