HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

The good news is that HTC’s next 10-inch tablet won’t look like an iPad. Instead, it will look nearly identical to a unibody iMac instead, right down to its OS X style dock and lopsided, 16:9 aspect ratio design.

The images of the unnamed tablet were discovered by Twitter user evleaks and seemingly pulled from an HTC video online. The device may not be a real product, but instead a prototype or a promo. Certainly, this is not a tablet that has been announced or released yet.

Either way, though, it looks hysterically like the iMac, don’t you think? More pictures below:

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

HTC’s Next Tablet Won’t Copy The iPad: It Looks Like An iMac Instead [Gallery]

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  • Bulldogger123

    Ugh, enough already with the blatant copying. No one will sue you if you come up with you own ideas!

  • Eric Barbosa

    why the hell are the cameras on the bottom…?

  • AlexZevin

    That actually looks really cool. I might pick one up at the right price… then again, I might wait until Apple releases an “iMac Mini.” That would be pretty sweet!

  • Tallest_Skil

    The effing mail client looks effing identical. For frick’s sake, if they’re not sued over THAT alone, come on.

  • TheKnightWhoSaysNi

    Simpsons did it!

  • ddevito

    Bunch of babies – get over it. All you Apple fanboys do these days is cry

  • Tony Oshlick

    You got Samsunged!

  • marsk

    why the hell are the cameras on the bottom…?

    Because there suppose to place a “fruit“ logo, and they hire a bun of PdD scientists to “re-invent” to place a camera instead.

    They call that INNOVATION! ….

  • Rick Belluso

    Haha their version the Apple logo is a camera. Pretty clever, but yeah – total design rape. Good luck guys!

  • iSteve

    HTC and Shamesung must start doing photocopiers business because they are good at copying Apple’s idea.

    In fact HTC tried to do a copycat of an iMac but it turned out to be tablet..Hahahahahaha

    For HTC, Shamesung and Frandroid folks, there is a new book on the Web ==> “Copying Apple’s idea for Dummies and it’s free…..

  • Moss

    The effing mail client looks effing identical. For frick’s sake, if they’re not sued over THAT alone, come on.

    Errrm, that’s gmail..

  • The_Truth_Hurts

    Funny how you don’t want to claim that the iPad is a ripoff of a 2006 Samsung photo frame, but then you want to claim that HTC ripped of Apple. But I guess Apple is god, and everything that “disproves” god, well just toss out, right?

  • Gadget
    The effing mail client looks effing identical. For frick’s sake, if they’re not sued over THAT alone, come on.

    Errrm, that’s gmail..

    Email client, not email icon. And Skil is right, it looks very similar to iOS Mail

  • Bob Smogango

    I think they should have put the cameras on the TOP of the tablet, not the bottom. Please don’t take any racism in my comment, but dumb idiots. At least they could have the cameras on the TOP. Gawd.

    HTC is just really reaching now…

    I can hear the CEO of HTC giving orders to R&D. COPY IMAC. COPY IMAC.

  • eldernorm
    The effing mail client looks effing identical. For frick’s sake, if they’re not sued over THAT alone, come on.

    Errrm, that’s gmail..

    Actually it looks like gmail on an iPad. Wonder if the UI is like gmail on the iPad???

    Such a funny company.

    Just a thought.

  • davidgoscinny

    The wallpaper on the first picture sure looks a lot like the old default iPad wallpaper. >_<

  • Rowanova

    Samsung = Shamesung. and now…
    HTC = Have To Copy.
    ah-hahaha!!!

  • Robert X

    Has to be a fake. The design is all wrong for a tablet.

  • reag89

    Funny how you don’t want to claim that the iPad is a ripoff of a 2006 Samsung photo frame, but then you want to claim that HTC ripped of Apple. But I guess Apple is god, and everything that “disproves” god, well just toss out, right?

    You can’t deny that this is a complete rip off of an iMac.. and who’s saying that the Samsung photo frame doesn’t look like an iPad? you’d have to be an idiot not to see the similarities between the two…

  • Lars Pallesen

    Nice try, HTC, but the black borders around the display need to go all the way out to the perimeter of the device, and the black button needs to be shaped like an apple. THEN it will look exactly like a shrunken iMac. :-)

  • Miguel Rodas

    A couple of things:

    -Just because it kind of looks like an iMac doesn’t mean HTC is copying.They are trying to differentiate by not having equally sized bezels. the bottom bezel is obviously where the user will be grabbing the table the most. As for having the cameras at the bottom, it is a unique and different concept so kudos to HTC for trying to break the rule of having them on the top bezel.

    -The “OS X style dock” is not really a dock but a row of icons like any other android device. Those icons can be moved or removed at any time.

    -The “effing mail client” is Gmail’s mobile version.

    Some of you people really need to stop your “Oh my freaking God they’re copying Apple” mentality.

  • Steve Lawrence

    They even stole the stock default wallpaper from the original iPad

  • ddevito
    Bunch of babies – get over it. All you Apple fanboys do these days is cry

    Ha ha ha. Still butt hurt over samsuck losing. So he has to feel like a big man trolling Apple forums. What a stupid, feeble brained, fandroid troll. Maybe you should get over it, cry baby? Isn’t that why you’re here? Pathetic.

    You sweat me like a sauna.

  • Jordan Burger

    That wallpaper looks really familiar….I am sure it wasn’t the one that was used on iPad…

  • sadirbabe

    The effing mail client looks effing identical. For frick’s sake, if they’re not sued over THAT alone, come on.

    That’s the Gmail web app, smartypants.

  • TylerHoj

    HTC has gone bonkers. I would laugh though, if this video comes from within HTC to keep developers and designers focused on innovation. Because seriously? This has got to be a joke. Apples lawyers would be foaming at the mouth if this was a confirmed/actual HTC product hitting shelves.

  • selltheworld

    I cant find a link to the video. could someone provide me with one. :)

  • Vassilyasmine

    they even copied the 1st ipad’s wallpaper! Wtf can’t you find another wallpaper ?

  • Andrew Newsome

    I have an ipad, iphone and macbook, and they are all great.

    But i am sick of so many fanboys on this website. Even some of the writers/articles annoy me with their bias. Post about Apple news, not about how emotional you are that a brand you happen to like more than another is getting copied.

  • Andrew Newsome
    The effing mail client looks effing identical. For frick’s sake, if they’re not sued over THAT alone, come on.

    Errrm, that’s gmail..

    Email client, not email icon. And Skil is right, it looks very similar to iOS Mail

    The email client IS gmail. wow, some people.

  • Macnetar

    If it’s real, it’s pretty damn pathetic.

  • CharilaosMulder

    I have an ipad, iphone and macbook, and they are all great.

    But i am sick of so many fanboys on this website. Even some of the writers/articles annoy me with their bias. Post about Apple news, not about how emotional you are that a brand you happen to like more than another is getting copied.

    But then I hope you realize that nobody has ever forced you to visit this website.

  • selltheworld

    I cant find a link to the video. could someone provide me with one. :)

    Since noone can provide a link to the actual video I call bullshit on this one, atleast until more proof gets available. I think it’s made by a troll. I can’t believe that so many apple newssites posted this without any proof.

  • Tallest_Skil

    I have an ipad, iphone and macbook, and they are all great.

    But i am sick of so many fanboys on this website. Even some of the writers/articles annoy me with their bias. Post about Apple news, not about how emotional you are that a brand you happen to like more than another is getting copied.

    You don’t have a frigging clue what this website is for.

  • Andrew Newsome
    I have an ipad, iphone and macbook, and they are all great.

    But i am sick of so many fanboys on this website. Even some of the writers/articles annoy me with their bias. Post about Apple news, not about how emotional you are that a brand you happen to like more than another is getting copied.

    But then I hope you realize that nobody has ever forced you to visit this website.

    I have an ipad, iphone and macbook, and they are all great.

    But i am sick of so many fanboys on this website. Even some of the writers/articles annoy me with their bias. Post about Apple news, not about how emotional you are that a brand you happen to like more than another is getting copied.

    You don’t have a frigging clue what this website is for.

    Well then i hope you both realise that this site relies on ad revenue to pay its writers. Less viewers = less money.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Well then i hope you both realise that this site relies on ad revenue to pay its writers. Less viewers = less money.

    It won’t be getting any ad revenue if they let the idiot trolls run free. Proper users will all leave.

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