A Thoughtful Analysis Of The iPad 3 Invitation [Image]



Here at Cult of Mac, we’re anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the iPad 3. In the mean time, we can only speculate. So here’s our analysis of the secret meanings behind Apple’s iPad 3 invitation. Modest expectations, wouldn’t you say?

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53 responses to “A Thoughtful Analysis Of The iPad 3 Invitation [Image]”

  1. Louie Schuth says:

    What the heck? This is ridiculous.

  2. Blake Beavers says:

    Over-thinking it. Your doing it right.

  3. xraydelta1 says:

    These are beyond stupid and pointless.

  4. pengwing says:

    I disagree with the triangle shape and lack of retina display. Look at the icon the finger is touching. It’s crisp and clear. Also, the invitation says something for you to see, clearly meaning retina display. The blurry icons may mean that the low res displays are a thing of the past, considering that’s not what the camera or finger is focused on. Also, you forgot to mention the lack of a home button. I think that’s what they mean by “and touch”. That’s why iOS 5 for iPad got gestures; so they could remove the home button. (They didn’t need to add gestures to the iPhone or iPod touch yet because by the time the next gen iPhone and iPod touch come around, they’ll also release iOS 6.) Just my thoughts.

  5. JDENredden says:

    LOL at the comments.

  6. CaNe2o1 says:

    I agree. I don’t believe half of these such as waterproof design, no preinstalled apps, no white option and absence of retina display. I would really like a touch-sensitive border with no home button and a glass back similar to the iPhone 4/4S.  

  7. Bridger Lowe says:

    What are you talking about? The icons are super crisp and clear! Wallpaper is the default droplet wallpaper preinstalled on all idevices, although, if it was waterproof it would be pretty awesome. Triangular design? Heck no. They would never make an iTri (see what I did there?) because it would be totally weird. Why would they only make one color iPad and one color of smart cover? That’s just weird. Don’t over analyze.

  8. wizard32843 says:

    Haha. Nice.
    But +1 for the touchable bezel.

  9. Gregory D Foster says:

    i can’t figure out if this is a funny or serious post…

  10. MikeBeas says:

    Wow. Commenters think this is a serious analysis. That’s just sad.

  11. bag_of_kittens says:

    Oooooohhhhh do you think we’ll get a triangle ipad just like from the office?

    I HAZ A HAPPEE!!!!!!

  12. ipadforever says:

    Lack of pre-installed apps, triangular desing, only black model only gray smart covers are you kidding me!

  13. iMattGreat says:

    Ummmm, yeah. It’s not a serious post.

  14. iMattGreat says:


  15. JoshObra says:

    Oh man… you must be some kind of conspiracy theorist.

  16. dinkleman says:

    we have something you really have to see (updated apple tv????). and touch (iPad, obviously)

  17. Mark says:

    I’m totally digging the hyperbole!  Keep it up, cult!

  18. nothingnewunderthesun says:

    No home button?

  19. Daniel Shadbolt says:

    Anybody else notice the LACK of a home button in the picture?

  20. FlameLegend says:

    I strongly believe that the iPad 3 is infact NOT in a sideways view. The image is taken at that angle so that the home button area is not revealed. The iPad itself is standing upright as if on a “wall”. It might be far fetched but this could also explain the lighting on the thumb and the secret “home button” may be hidden on the opposite side of us hinting at a possible redesign home button or touch only bezel? Any thoughts?

  21. ozexige says:

    Three (stands for 3) sided triangle?

    ah ha for people with 3 hands!

  22. Pawel Tomasz Dlugosz says:

    This is quite humorous. It jus shows that Cult of Mac has a sense of humor. I mean, I spent a large portion of my day scrambling the net for any, ANY additional piece of information about the ‘invite’. Some “speculations” reached absurd levels. But isn’t that always with Apple? We’re just way to excited about what it has to offer. 

  23. E&C says:

    You should be fired this is most retarded thing I have read in a while. We are all dumber now having read it. 

  24. baby_Twitty says:

    IF you save the pic and open it with photoshop setting zoom level to 800%, and opacity to 0%  you can clearly see the home button hidden underneath the bezel.

    Infact, you’ll find 3 Home buttons.

    And THAT’S, iPad 3 for ya.

  25. Gheedsgreed says:

    lol at all the people with no sense of humor

  26. Bridger Lowe says:

    I swear, I cannot tell a serious post from a humorous post on this site anymore. In hindsight, this is kind of funny.

  27. magicturdd says:

    wow people actually believe this…lol

  28. kkalog says:

    it is obvious that the invitation was designed by Dan Brown and decrypted by Robert Langdon!

  29. ricoism says:

    This plat are totally just to make funny you know…

  30. youngdesign says:

    The comments on this post are hilarious!

  31. Daniel James Cooper says:

    A lot of people don’t seem to get that it’s not serious… I’m kinda surprised actually. I thought it was pretty obvious that it’s a joke. I guess some people are just waaay to literal.

  32. Bbb Aaa says:

    What if it is an iTV? ;)

  33. Lasse Olsen says:

    “These are beyond stupid and pointless.” – You are beyond stupid for not getting the joke

  34. Adrian Dobre says:

    It’s a satire article, relax :))

  35. Michael says:

    why would you even attempt satire?  no one ever gets it…

    (edit: except Adrian above)

  36. Jose B says:

    The 7 on the calendar clearly means a 7″ ipad

  37. MacGoo says:

    You had me at “triangular design”. Why has no one thought of this before now?! Score one more for the Apple team.

  38. MacGoo says:

    Really? You’re thinking too hard then.

  39. MacGoo says:

    And you should be fired for your complete lack of a funny bone. That’s a quite necessary piece of anatomy when commenting on CoM. Feel free to sue me for workplace discrimination.

  40. MacGoo says:

    I strongly believe comments beginning in “I strongly believe” should be completely disregarded when attached to an article containing humor. Oh…wait…

  41. TheMadTurtle says:

    “And touch” – What, no iPod Touch update thoughts?

  42. CharliK says:

    I’m sorry but if you want anyone to fall for such tripe it needs to be written by someone old enough to drink something stronger than milk. 

  43. CharliK says:

    Everyone expects that in the fall during the standard ‘iPod’ event

  44. ??nD ??os??A says:

    False. Dunder Mifflin sells the Sabre Pyramid. 

  45. MacGoo says:

    ROFL! I’ll take 5.

  46. Jan Batora says:

    I’ve read so many so ridiculous analyses of that invite today that weren’t jokes that I really wasn’t sure about this one…

  47. Max Weir says:

    wow the comments alone are more funny than the image!!!
    but seriously, I’m all for triangles.

  48. Nitin Bhandarkar says:

    With the 3 icons on the display, it may be a smaller version of iPad, prbly a 7 inch one to make it cost effective now that they will be catering to the student poulation with their textbook publishing feature lauched a few months back….. to compete with the Kindle Fire.

  49. ??nD ??os??A says:

    Dunder Mifflin sells the Sabre Pyramid. 

  50. Tom Roesler says:

    If you position the fingers of your hand exactly like that in the photo and them lift them off of the bezel, your hand is forming the letter “d”…..that’s right folks…..3 icons and a “D”…or 3D

  51. xraydelta1 says:

    My comment got more “likes” than yours did, so I’m right… nyahh nyahh nyahh!

  52. sadirbabe says:

    A month too early.

  53. rahul247rocks says:

    Next time try to keep your analysis to yourself… this is garbage.

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