The last time Apple came out with a true “revolutionary”
product was in 2007 when it released the iPhone. Sure, the iPad created a whole
new market segment in 2010, but its technology was based on the iPhone.
According to respected French designer Philippe Starck, Apple will release a new
“revolutionary” product by the end of this year.
2008, Starck designed wireless speakers for the iPhone and iPod. He has also
designed the interior of private apartments for former French President François
Mitterrand, an optical mouse for Microsoft, and won the 2005 Industrial Design
Excellence Award for his design of a toothbrush sanitizer. In an interview, he
revealed that he visited Steve Jobs once, every month, for seven years and
continues to travel to California to see Laurene Powell.
to say, Starck has a reputation, lending credibility to his statement
that Apple will come out with something “revolutionary.” Here are 2
possible Apple products that may be released in 2012…
“According to sources to Cult of Mac, Apple
is working on a television set with an iTunes-integrated touch screen remote
and Siri-like voice command technology. The TV set will be coming before the
end of 2012. Rumors and patents have said as much for the past year, so
that’s nothing new. But that’s not all we’ve heard.”
Games Console: According to Macworld, Apple
may be working with Valve to create a video games console that complements its
5: A product re-design for the iPhone would be more “evolutionary” than “revolutionary,”
though something that has a high chance of occurring.
also a chance that Starck isn’t working on any Apple products and is, instead,
working on a “revolutionary” yacht, according to Macworld.
Despite the prestige of the French designer, his words are rumor at this point
in time. Furthermore, why would Apple need to outsource design work when it has
Jonathan Ive? Apple itself has said that Starck is not working on any projects
with Apple. Even so, there’s a chance that Starck is on to something. Whether
that is a yacht or a true revolutionary product will be seen this year.