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.
Business before pleasure? Hardly. Apple has been delivering both for years now, and the way we see it, the company is perfectly positioned to continue that trend. Time and time again, Apple has proven its ability to change our lives with devices such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, often perfecting existing ideas or filling voids that nobody else realized existed. But given the secretive nature of the crew in Cupertino, Apple fans and analysts alike constantly find themselves wondering: how will they follow it up? What’s the Next Big Thing? We admit that we’re no different, and it’s all too easy to let our imaginations run wild about the type of mouth-watering tech that Apple will unveil next.
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.”
Every year we dust off the ol' noggins and come up with what we hope Apple will unleash from the bowels of Cupertino. We've even enlisted the help tech superstars Veronica Belmont, Brian Lam, Michael Brook, Mark McClusky, and Mark Frauenfelder and our readers to come up with future design.
As we wind up this years week of Apple Fauxtotypes, take a trip down memory lane with all of our fauxotypes in one place.