Although the iPhone and iOS have changed in a lot of aspects since their launch in 2007, one aspect remains the same: the home screen. It has remained a grid of square icons with a dock through each iteration of the iPhone and iOS.
Apple will be unveiling new iPads at this week’s media event, and well-known designer Martin Hajek today posted new concept renders of how the iPad Air 2 would look in an iPhone 6 inspired design.
Apple has been rumored for several months to be working on its next-generation iPad, which has conveniently been referred to as the “iPad Air 2” for naming purposes. The upcoming tablet is slated to be released in the fall, a busy season for Apple that should also mark the arrival of new iPhones, Macs and the oft-rumored “iWatch,” likely at separate September and October media events.
The iPad was a rumor dating back to 2004, and an enthusiastic fan posted a concept rendering of what the iPad could look like, six years before the device was actually released.
Rumors suggest Apple is working on a larger 12.9-inch iPad that’ll debut sometime later this year. The device will reportedly be targeted towards professional customers and the enterprise. Ramotion Inc made an iPad Pro concept based on these rumors, imagining how the device would look and be marketed.
The technology world is shifting and evolving, traditional PCs are losing steam while mobile gadgets continue to prosper, so the already thin line between smartphones and tablets on one side and laptops and desktops on the other is likely to reach the point of near invisibility before long.
The iPad has been a huge hit for Apple, but there’s a lot of scope for improvement. One of the most frequent complaint, at least among iPad-power users, has been its inability to support side-by-side multitasking.
Back in May, the Korean website ETNews said Apple was hard at work on a 12.9 inch version of the iPad called the “iPad maxi”.
While the site has a good track record for Samsung and LG related rumors, we were skeptical as it was the first time they published an Apple rumor.