This Super Thin Apple Television Mockup Take Design Cues From the iPhone 5 [PICS]

Design Martin Hajek is notorious for creating realistic mockups of next generation Apple products. We saw his impressive work on an iWatch mockup yesterday, along with a larger 4.8-inch iPhone 6 from before, along with visuals of an ‘iPhone 5 mini’ and thinner iPad 5.

Now, Hajek shares his recent work with Netherlands-based iCreate magazine, which asked him to create his vision of what a possible Apple Television would look like. Check out a few of the mockups below, which shows the TV concept with the beautiful chamfered edges from the iPhone 5 and iPad mini:

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Here is how the designer describes the design:

As for the design – some might say that the end result is indeed a big black iMac but there is more to it than just scaling up Apple’s desktop computer.

In collaboration with the editors at iCreate we decided to move the power button to a more practical location (no need to bend down to turn the TV on/off), ditch the silver color (there is a reason why most TVs are black), add the necessary ports for watching television and add a iPad mini/iPhone 5 like gloss bezel around the front edge.

There is no word on whether Apple will release a standalone television, yet analyst Peter Misek claimed yesterday the unit has been delayed and won’t be unveiled this year. Thoughts on these designs?

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  • ThatDude

    What is that slot above the power cord? Surely not a cd tray. Apple has killed optical media. Very sleek look! I approve.

  • Mark

    There is no way that there would be a power button on the front. And the speakers would not be facing downwards (if I’m interpreting that image correctly).

    It also wouldn’t surprise me if there were to be no connectors on the TV, other than a single multi-connector with one cable that led to a connector box (typically to be placed on one of the shelves holding your home theatre system). This way, there would be only one wire leading to the TV, and everything else (including power) was connected at the connector box (where cables could be more easily hidden).

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I didn’t include the image, but the power button is on the back top corner.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Not sure what that panel is for. Doesn’t look like something Apple would include though, unless it’s for RAM upgrades?!

  • AccordXTC

    Its funny from the “mock up” this person clearly has never wall mounted a TV to know ports on the back like that cause issues for mounting as the cables will not bend that easy or for low profile mounts would not work.

  • user

    Probably and opening for the stand.

  • WatDaPhuck

    The stand is too thin to support the TV.

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    enjoy ! marc
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  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    enjoy ! marc

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