The iPad – A 16 Year-Old Concept?

In 1994, Knight-Ridder ran a news piece about a prototype of a tablet very similar to the iPad, from looks, to features.

While the video fails to predict the advent of apps, it hits the nail on the head when it comes to publications, and the way users were expected to have access to information.

Interestingly, the video also predicts services like YouTube, with the ability to embed videos directly within digital newspapers and web content (around 6:06 on the video).

It took Apple 16 years to actually turn the concept into a product, with a device eerily close to what Knight-Ridder described in its video back in the nineties.

[via The Inquisitr]

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