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: