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The iPad was designed, of course, a long time before it actually came to market just like many other products. Apparently, however, the iPad started out much, much longer than most people, including little-old-me, ever realized, or in this case, way, way back as far as in the year 2000, some bloody twelve-years ago!
As you can see in the opening photo, the iPad started out as a much bigger device than the one that was eventually released to the throngs of happy iPad buyers. In fact, the iPad above was a whopping 13-inches across diagonally as compared to the slightly less than 10-inch model that we have and love today, which basically made it a 13-inch MacBook Pro without the keyboard!
The first iPad prototypes were not anywhere near as sleek, sexy or as super thin as today's models, but, but I guess yah all gotta start somewhere. You can see even more photos of early iPad tablets here, but what really amazes me is the notion that if the iPad actually started out as long ago as it did, then what, prey tell, have they also been dreaming up that we have yet to see? Levitating screens, anyone?
In conclusion, the fact that Apple can prove that it has been working for on the iPad for so many years must put a little fear into the heart of Samsung which is now embroiled in what some are describing as the patent case of the century, one that if Samsung loses could cost it billions in fines and severely restrict it and every other tablet hopeful for years to come.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this cloudy, hot and muggy Tuesday, July 31, 2012