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Check out this giant iPhone 4, a tabletop LCD system that runs OS X and Windows 7. It's a PS3 too. Benjamin Bachmeier’s iTableous borrows its look from the popular Apple handset and even opts for the sought-after white design. iTableous It puts a 5.7Mp HD camera and speakers in the same spots as the Apple hardware, as well as …

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Devil

Some serious passing off on trademarks here

He should expect a letter from the iLawyers shortly.

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Mushroom

It's an art project, you berk...

...not a product.

Last time I checked, artists weren't being sued for including product likenesses in their work..

Actually, this looks very nicely done and is both bizzare and cool.

Kudos to Herr Bachmeier!

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I wonder...

...if it stops working if you hold it wrong...

Sorry. Couldn't resist... :)

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Happy

@AC

True, but u must admit that its a very cool bit of kit. Shame about the lack of multi touch though.

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Happy

Yes, I am sure that Apples lawyers will..........

............table a motion shortly.

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Yes indeed

I would definitely become terminally confused between this and an actual iPhone - they are virtually indistinguishable. I am not in any way a fan of Apple (or any closed system), but: Way. Way. Cool.

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"look and feel"

...and "i" name, yep, he's in trouble now.

Unless his Jobness still retains some semblance of a sense of humour, in which case he may get away with it.

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Anonymous Coward

Wouldn't space invaders

count as prior art?

That had rounded corners and glass in front of the screen too!

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Unhappy

So, who's gonna sue first?

Apple or Sony?

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Runs OSX?

Unless Apple have agreed to it being run on this hardware I smell another injunction coming

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Devil

Oops!

He better watch out! The Apple police will be on his case regarding look and feel, prior art, etc.

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Nifty

Too bad the Apple legal department saw this already; they're just stopping for a moment to file their teeth to points, and then they'll start serving papers.

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Happy

It's got rounded corners!

Sue Apple! Sue! Sue! Sue!

Bet they bloody would too, the <insert vocabulary here>

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and we can expect the 'look and feel' lawsuit when?

That is all.

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Look and feel?

I bet there's a writ on its way from Apple right now.

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Gimp

Pong

This thing is crying out to be used as a pong table.

Is this guy going to be sued to hell and back, as it looks like an iPhone?

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letters.

Hey, its a giant white galaxy tab 2... Oh wait..

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Calendar Check

Could have sworn it wasn't April 1 ...

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Looks really cool

...hope he has a good lawyer

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No passing off to see here, move along

The iLawyers will not be concerned.

HIs mother should be.

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Happy

Trademarks?

I doubt it. This falls clearly under the 'parody' exemption.

Besides he is AFAIK, not going to sell this.

Now if he was planning on making a living from these the Apple lawyers might be interested.

This is a bit of fun that has received some publicity.

Actualy it might be the MS lawyers that go after him. This is far too close to their 'surface' toy.

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Nice mod

That's an impressive bit of mod work. Kudos to Mr. Bachmeier.

@AC The iLawyers aren't going to waste their time unless he starts selling these.

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WTF?

For further images and details on how it was made...

I'd be more interested in why it was made.

iCaramba!

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old design

Now come out with a giant iphone 5 and I'm interested.

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Forget a cup holder

Forget a cup holder, this thing has a plate holder. Look at the button, it looks just like a plate was used for it.

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Paris Hilton

You have to admire that

even while asking yourself why someone would do such a thing

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Anonymous Coward

What's that noise?

Ah, that'll be the sound of a 100 lawyers being brought out of their coffins (well they are blood suckers).

Is their a collective noun for lawyers? If not, may I propose "a suck"?

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Coat

I believe the proper term is...

"A leech of lawyers"

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Collective noun

... a corruption of lawyers?

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jai
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Wasted opportunity

If it doesn't have a touch screen then it at least needs arcade joysticks and button for playing old skool space invanders

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Anonymous Coward

Or a van

With men in white coats...

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Anonymous Coward

Innovate godammit.

"He should expect a letter from the iLawyers shortly."

Quite rightly so - it's a complete rip off. Why do people feel the need to copy - innovate godammit.

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FAIL

Cannot comprehend...

the sheer amount of fail involved in making a giant iPhone and not making it multi touch! So effectively it's just an all-in-one computer with a whopping big bezel?

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@Greg

Well, it's better than the one you made...

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Incorrect

I didn't make one, so that comment is completely redundant. In fact, I would say that this is a massive waste of time and therefore is actually worse than me using my time to not build what has to one of the most worthless pieces of tech ever made.

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