It is no doubt that Apple has been one of the most innovative company’s when it comes to developing tech products. Although Apple products are definitely pricier than its competition, Apple makes up for this by consistently pushing the envelope. That is why we have decided to compile some of the best Apple inspired concepts from around the web and make a list of the top 18 extraordinary Apple concept designs.
Sometimes it’s nice to drift off into a word of fantasy. Especially when it comes to technology. As such, we invite you to lose yourself for the next few minutes in looking through some of the most mind-blowing Apple product concepts from die-hard Apple fans. These concepts range from Macs with holographic displays to flexible iPads. What are you waiting for? Check them out below.
The Iview is a take on the iMac with a curved display that is specifically made for the human eye. As you are engulfed by the screen your visibly is never hindered and this would greatly increase the creative exchange… not mention your productivity. It features two web cams and even a backend display.
What would happen if Apple re-invented the desk? Well, a little something like what you can see below. The iDesk is essentially Microsoft’s Surface technology (the original Surface, not the tablet) mixed in with some Apple-esque design and NFC technology. iOS devices syncs by simply placing it on the desk and there is no need for a mouse as the desk is touch sensitive. It is also themable with various skins for whatever mood you are in.
What happens when Apple brings the Black & Slate look to its Mac lineup? Well, you get something utterly amazing. While I do like the current look of Apple’s Mac lineup I think having a black color option as well would be superb. What about you?
Imagine a MacBook with three screens at your disposal. This is exactly what the TriBook accomplishes, you have one regular laptop screen in the center and two foldable screens on the side, These screens fold inward when they are not in use. Apple actually has a patent on transparent screen technology, so technically this could be feasible.
The iCom isn’t necessarily something you need, rather something that you would no doubt want if it were real. The iCom is essentially a bedside hub that functions as a music player, digital picture frame, weather station, alarm…. oh and a holophone, because FaceTime, wasn’t “Jetsons” enough for Tim Cook.
Forget wanting an iPad Mini for Christmas, I have my eyes set on one of these bad boys. That is right! You are looking at a transparent iMac with a 30-inch ultra-thin LCD screen that is totally transparent when the iMac is not in use. You can actually set the screen to various levels of translucency when you are using it and much more.
When we talk about the future, why limit ourselves? This concept is essentially a resizable MacBook that has a holographic display. There is a Kinect-like motion sensor that has the ability to scan objects and convert them into 3D models and it can also be easily compressed to the size of an iPhone.
You thought your iPod Nano was cool? Think again. The iPod Chimera comes with a 500GB or 1TB hard drive, it’s made of titanium, has a Retina display and so much more. Various configurable options include: Two-way iSight camera, GPS for navigation, weather, emergency beacon, Sirius Radio/Video, GamePod, HD receiver for off-air HDTV or radio. What more could you ask for?
Though simple, this concept is actually very smart and is one way that Apple could turn around it’s dying iPod shuffle. Smart watches are becoming a big trend and Apple could easily capture and control the market. Just look at how many strap accessories were made for the square shaped touch iPod Nano.
The iRing is, as it sounds, a ring that would connect to Apple devices over bluetooth. It would be able to increase / decrease volume, lock an iOS device and also Skip / Play songs. The iRing features an OLED display and a touch sensitive strip. It even comes with a neat cradle charger.
The iFlex Phone
The first flexible phone is actually slated for release in 2013, so shortly this may actually not be just a concept. Regardless, it will be some time before we see devices that feature paper-thin screens. This particular concept features a device with a retractable screen that can be pulled when needed. The device itself looks like a squished iPhone.
Yet another flexible display concept, this time it resembles what the iPad Mini would look like if it had an AMOLED flexible display. This particular concept is a little bulky, but well-done to say the least.
There has been numerous iCar concepts created, but this is definitely one of the best. The creator of this concept detailed almost every component of the car and how it would function. The Windows act as a transparent display, it is Tesla powered and comes in three different models – iMe, iWe, iUS.
Is this a tablet or a MacBook? Well, it’s a little bit of both! The MacBook Touch is essentially a giant touch screen slate that has a bendable hinge in the middle that allows it to transform into either a tablet or a laptop. In laptop view the bottom portion of the screen is transformed into a touch keyboard.
When it comes down to it, the iPhonePlus is how everyone really wanted the iPhone 5 to turn out like. It is made out of liquid metal, has an internal pico-projector and so much more. The iPhonePlus is slim, has a display like the iPad Mini and leaves your breathless.
Where would we be without an Apple TV concept? You have no doubt seen numerous iTV concepts in the past, but this one takes the cake. Essentially this iTV concept consists of an interactive box with a holographic display. Upon being turned on a 4-sided holographic display is brought up that is capable of entertaining 4 people. On one side someone could be watching a movie, while others are playing a game, surfing the web etc.
This specific Apple TV concept is a little more feasible compared to the previous concept. It is essentially just your normal LED TV, but its remote is an iPad-like device. It of course features Siri integration and has a Kinect-like motion sensor.
The previous iWatch concept we featured was definitely not very feature-full. This particular iWatch concept would be any geek’s fantasy. It has integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 32GB of internal storage, an LCD projector and a front-facing camera. It’s body is made out of polycarbonate, has an aluminium chassis and comes in 5 colors.
These were no doubt some mind-blowing Apple inspired concepts. The question now remains, which one was your favorite or favorites? Drop us a line in the comments section below and let us know.