Some of the most exciting new ideas are built upon old concepts, and revolutionize the ways in which we utilize things that have been around for so long that we hardly give them a second thought anymore. Improvements to seemingly small and insignificant things can greatly enhance the quality of our daily lives (thank you, Sleep Number bed!), and since many of us spend a large portion of our days sitting behind a desk, it’s the perfect place for Apple to work its transformative techno-magic.
It took multiple meetings, several bags of candy corn, and plenty of deliberation to put together those last three fauxtotypes you just read through, but some of our favorite ideas didn’t make the cut. Here’s a look at our own personal wish list for what we’d like Apple to manufacture. You never know, it could happen.
Modern car decks are messy, clunky blasphemers of Apple’s simple design principles. That’s why Apple should change them forever with the Apple Deck--not just for incredible profits, but as vengeance for the travesties created by major stereo and deck manufacturers.
Apple didn’t invent the digital music player, but when was the last time you saw someone listening to MP3s on something other than an iPod? Still, gone are the days when the original iPod’s 1,000-song capacity could wow music fans. In the age of ubiquitous network connectivity, we want everything, all the time. And now that Apple has ironed the kinks out of storing music online, the next logical evolution of the iPod is that it gets smaller and more connected. And by small, we mean small. In fact, the iPod of 2015-or iPod Air, as we like to call it -- could be called the “iPod-less iPod.”
Apple watchers are well aware that the company is planning to release
some sort of tablet computer, and given Apple’s recent history of
making surprise announcements, that could very well happen between the
day we put this issue to bed and the day you read this article. But
what if the tablet rumors are bunkum? And even if the tablet is
announced, what comes next? Jaw-dropping products can take years to
develop, and Apple surely has tablet-eclipsing wonders brewing in its
What will be Apple's next super-product--its next spectacular, game-changing "one more thing"? We asked five Apple experts to
brainstorm with abandon and then brought their ideas to life.