Readers Reinvent Apple

Readers Reinvent Apple




Simon Kaloper of London, England


Of all the iPod alarm clock submissions we received, Simon Kaloper’s was the best. Sure, a real Apple-branded clock wouldn’t have quite so many buttons, but we were won over by the iSleep’s old-school LCD readout and its encouragement of “GOOD MORNING” when it’s time to get out of bed. Bonus points to Kaloper for including a picture of a sleepy kitty in his submission packet.


About the Judging

All contest entries were judged for originality, illustrative quality, and interpretation of Apple’s design aesthetic. Judges included a panel of experts, including 3D designer Adam Benton; Lourdes Livingston, Grad Director of Computer Arts for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco; and the art and editorial staff of Mac|Life. All five winners received $100 gift cards from The grand prize winner also received a $1,800 scholarship to the Academy of Art University and a copy of Maxon Cinema 4D, valued at $895. Thanks to all of you who submitted your hard work for the contest!




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Congrats to all of these winners. Awesome designs and well thought. I could see some of these becoming realities.



Love the iPod watch. Never occurred to me before, but now it just seems obvious. Like all (well, most) great ideas.



Sign me up for any of these. I love the images. Great Work.

One thing you missed though is an iCar my specs would be;

1-2L engine
Battery Powered completely...
w/ all the apple bells and whistles you can imagine.

Second thing I would like is an apple subscription service... I call it iControl;

TV service- infinite channels
Phone Service - infinite call/texts
internet Service- infinite use
Free movie/music access at any time.


Service provided through a series of access cards that could be attached to various devices.



These are all innovative and interesting concepts by talented people want to see Apple branch out. However, where does the mystical minitower fit in. I perceive a significant demand for those of us who want a Mac that is much cheaper than the Mac Pro but is highly expandable using the array of 3rd party hardware items out there. Even Apple could jump into that fray and laugh all of the way to the bank.


Eric Dubois

While the minitower would be a great product, and I would be first in line to buy one, it is merely a repackaging of existing technology. Apple's desire to always produce the "fastest", "smallest", "slimmest", seems to stop it from releasing a product many users want: a medium-size Mac.

But this contest called for creative new ideas for the "next big thing". I'm sorry, the minitower doesn't fall into that category.



this is not a computer. it is a game console.



But a music-playing alarm clock, now that...THAT is radical vision.



I think you are looking at the gaming console... which would be AWESOME!


Steven Kagler

I will sign up for pre-orde of the IRing now. Its so flipping sexy

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