Apple will take the wraps off its highly anticipated iPad 3 next week and we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Recurring reports point to an upgraded 9.7-inch display with 2,048 x 1,536-pixel Retina-like resolution, a faster quad-core Apple A6 processor, embedded 4G LTE connectivity on top of 3G and Wi-Fi, and a slightly redesigned case that is about 1 millimeter thicker than the iPad 2. We also have a pretty good idea of what not to expect, and that includes just about everything you’ll see in Aatma Studio’s iPad 3 concept video.
The 3D animators who brought us an amazing iPhone 5 concept video that has racked up more than 45.6 million views on YouTube is back, and this time they’ve strung together some fascinating ideas to create the iPad of the future. Notable features include an edge-to-edge Retina Display, internal magnets and NFC capabilities that allow multiple iPads to be daisy chained together, integrated projectors that shine interactive controls on surfaces surrounding the iPad, a holographic display and more.
We might see a few of these features make it to the iPad 10, but it’s safe to say the iPad 3 won’t be quite this impressive. Then again, we might be more likely to see a holographic edge-to-edge Retina Display and integrated projectors on the iPad 3 than we are to see some of the other rumors that have been reported over the past few months pan out. Aatma’s video follows below.