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This article was published on November 18, 2016

This iPad-like ‘Apple Mirror’ is all I want for Christmas

This iPad-like ‘Apple Mirror’ is all I want for Christmas
Bryan Clark
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With an uninspiring new MacBook line and declining marketshare in the tablet space, are mirrors what’s next for Apple?

Created by designer Rafael Dymek, the ‘Apple Mirror’ is like an iPad on steroids. Although not made by Apple, it’s certainly Apple-inspired, down to the name — which Apple will almost certainly take issue with. Its iOS 10-inspired design features look-alike icons you might find on your iPhone, as well as the ability to text, browse the web, watch movies or even order an Uber. It’s fully touch capable and runs an operating system of unknown origin.

Dymek says he ‘created it to look like iOS 10,’ which it most certainly does — but in-app functionality features the button layout of macOS. I’m not certain but if I had to guess I’d assume it was a custom-skinned Linux build.

All-in-all it seems to operate like a giant Apple touch device. It even shuts itself off after 45 seconds of inactivity.

At this point, there are a lot of unknowns about the build but I’m certain about one thing — I want one.

If you’re more of an Android fan, maybe this is more your style.

via Business Insider

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