As in, a giant, table-sized iPhone.
This news story has been popping up all over the web, along with allegations that it could be a total scam. Apparently three Austrian Apple fans/development geeks spent the past two years developing a fifty-two inch table monitor with a working iPhone interface that they dubbed “Table.connect.”
And apparently, that’s not entirely legal. Thus their insistence on anonymity. And thus the suspicions.
Still, their YouTube demo video currently boasts over 2.14 million views. And it’s a whole hill of fun to watch because, well, it’s an iPhone screen and it works like an iPhone screen. Oh, and it’s huge.
Their prototype table uses a dock to transfer the information from a hacked iPhone into the massive touch screen but the developers believe they could hack any touch-input device as an input. You can find more details about the device on their blog.
Only time will tell whether or not we’ll see a device like this in the future but one thing’s for sure: it would make mobile surfing a whole lot easier to read.
By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Element 79