Official Apple Video Of A Touchscreen Tablet

Apple made this concept video back in 1987. It features a “knowedge navigator,” which is a personified search engine wearing a bow-tie, a touch screen on par with any iPhone and table shape. 

Blogoscoped, which brought the video to our attention, says it was meant to inspire Apple engineers. Hopefully it still does. The knowledge navigator is just the kind of device Apple needs to build today so it can tap into the booming netbook market.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.