German magazine Curved.de recently published an interesting mockup which envisions an iPad Pro dock with vintage Macintosh look complete with a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Released in the early 1990s, the Macintosh LC (“LC” stood for “low-cost color”) was the company’s low-end, inexpensive Mac which due to its Apple II compatibility was adopted primarily in the education and home markets.
“For such a concept to prove beneficial, Apple would have to implement a modified version of its desktop operating system OS X on its Pro iPads,” writes the magazine.
“The LC series sold well and was coined ‘pizza box’ by fans. With its initial sixteen-megahertz processor and ten megabytes of RAM, the computer definitely proved to be competitive,” writes the magazine.
Fast forward sixteen years later and we now have a personal computer with a 2.26-gigabherz dual-core chip with four gigabytes of RAM packed inside the iPad Pro’s thin and portable form factor.
Curved’s concept would make the iPad Pro even more useable as a professional graphics tablet, combining the Mac’s two USB ports and an SD card reader to the iPad Pro’s internal Flash-based storage and its powerful CPU/GPU.
The Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse would connect to the Mac via Bluetooth while an iPad Pro connection would be realized via the Smart Connector.
At the end of the day, it’s only a concept but one that does a terrific job of imagining how cool disguising a cutting-edge computer in retro look would be.
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How do you like this retro iPad Pro dock with vintage Macintosh look?