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?

  • Louie Schuth

    What the heck? This is ridiculous.

  • Blake Beavers

    Over-thinking it. Your doing it right.

  • xraydelta1

    These are beyond stupid and pointless.

  • pengwing

    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.

  • JDENredden

    LOL at the comments.

  • CaNe2o1

    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.  

  • Bridger Lowe

    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.

  • wizard32843

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

  • Gregory D Foster

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

  • MikeBeas

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

  • bag_of_kittens

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

    I HAZ A HAPPEE!!!!!!

  • ipadforever

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

  • iMattGreat

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

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  • JoshObra

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

  • dinkleman

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

  • Mark

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

  • nothingnewunderthesun

    No home button?

  • Daniel Shadbolt

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

  • FlameLegend

    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?

  • ozexige

    Three (stands for 3) sided triangle?

    ah ha for people with 3 hands!

  • Pawel Tomasz Dlugosz

    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. 

  • E&C

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

  • baby_Twitty

    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.

  • Gheedsgreed

    lol at all the people with no sense of humor

  • Bridger Lowe

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

  • magicturdd

    wow people actually believe this…lol

  • kkalog

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

  • ricoism

    This plat are totally just to make funny you know…

  • youngdesign

    The comments on this post are hilarious!

  • Daniel James Cooper

    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.

  • Bbb Aaa

    What if it is an iTV? ;)

  • Lasse Olsen

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

  • Adrian Dobre

    It’s a satire article, relax :))

  • Michael

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

    (edit: except Adrian above)

  • Jose B

    The 7 on the calendar clearly means a 7″ ipad

  • MacGoo

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

  • MacGoo

    Really? You’re thinking too hard then.

  • MacGoo

    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.

  • MacGoo

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

  • TheMadTurtle

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

  • CharliK

    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. 

  • CharliK

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

  • ??nD ??os??A

    False. Dunder Mifflin sells the Sabre Pyramid. 

  • MacGoo

    ROFL! I’ll take 5.

  • Jan Batora

    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…

  • Max Weir

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

  • Nitin Bhandarkar

    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.

  • ??nD ??os??A

    Dunder Mifflin sells the Sabre Pyramid. 

  • Tom Roesler

    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

  • xraydelta1

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

  • sadirbabe

    A month too early.

  • rahul247rocks

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