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One comic predicted the iPad Pro smart keyboard 3 years ago

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Unless you were hiding in a cave typing away on an Amiga last night, you won’t have failed to notice that Apple had a mass product unveiling, and that everyone was weighing in on social media to claim they knew it all already. 

It was ‘predicable’, they said. 'Boring’. After all, from a new and improved Apple TV, to a slightly bigger iPad and some fancy watch straps, umpteen ‘leaks’ had already given us most of the spoilers well before. We all knew exactly what was coming.

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Although one prophesier has put us all to shame, guessing one key piece of Apple’s new armoury a good three years ago.

Back in 2012, when Microsoft launched the Surface, cartoonist Joel Watson imagined how the company’s spokesman might defend his tech from baying geeks. Entitled Surface Tension, the sketch shows the irritated tech boss claiming that Apple would copy the firm in three years by adding their own in-cover keyboard, presented by Tim Cook, who we saw introduce just that last night with the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard.

Suffice to say, this cartoonist is the Nostradamus of the 21st century.

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