DailyDirt: Cool Concept Designs
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Some people collect old cars that have a “classic” look to them, and a few people even collect old computers (not just because they want a backup supply of hardware that can read floppy disks). If you’re one of these folks who like to reminisce about how clunky the Palm Pilot used to be — or debate about how much better it was compared to an Apple Newton, check out a few of these links on old Apple products.
- Designers sometimes like to make mockups of re-imagined iconic products, and Apple’s original Mac has been re-designed by Curved Labs as a cute little desktop-tablet device. It’s not exactly practical because no one would want to use such a tiny screen on a desktop anymore, but it’s a nice homage to Apple’s (now obsolete) hardware. [url]
- Apple had a concept for a product called Knowledge Navigator in 1987 that wasn’t too far off from Siri and the iPhone/iPad. The promo video mentioned a date in 2011, and Siri was actually introduced in that year. [url]
- The original Apple watch was actually just a regular wristwatch given away to promote Mac OS 7.5 in 1995. You can still buy one of these timepieces — and wear one on one wrist and put a new Apple watch on the other wrist (once Apple starts shipping them). And then, you’ll be able to tell the time even after the battery on the Apple Watch dies after 2 hours of constant use. [url]
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