Another Apple Prototype Leaked: the iBox!!

Ty Dunitz November 11 Apple

Illustrator James Gurney has found a prototype of Apple’s next big release: the iBox. This is big, guys. I can’t say anything that James can’t say better than I can, and since he’s the maker of this discovery, I’ll let him have the floor.

Look what someone accidentally left in a laundromat in Italy—a working prototype of Apple’s much-rumored new iBox, ahead of the official launch.

It’s a lot smaller than the MacBook Pro, and even a bit narrower than the iPad. The design of the outside is very simple, with no connection ports at all. It keeps to the same simple brushed aluminum look with rounded corners. It’s a bold step into the wireless, portable, creative suite market.

When you open up the hinged upper lid, the iBox interior is filled with 29 different graphic art tools, each of which responds to a variety of hand movements. The interfaces are fairly intuitive, with a variety of mark-making potential.

Problems: The hue range is limited. The receptive surfaces will be sold separately by third party vendors. And the the gray undo tool isn’t compatible with all the rendering devices.

This is a launch day purchase for me, guys. I will camp for this shit. For real.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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#1
John Siano
November 11th, 2010 at 10:56 am

Would apple really make a pencil case?

 
 
#2
Apuleyo
November 11th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Yes, the will, if you pay a 100 bucks for them… They definitively will

 
 
#3
Aiq
November 11th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Pratical joke, i guess.

 
 
#4
Anon
November 17th, 2010 at 7:03 am

I am fairly certain this wasn’t as funny as you thought it was going to be.

 

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