Unreleased Apple products revealed in designer Hartmut Esslinger’s upcoming book »
German designer Hartmut Esslinger’s (the founder of Frog Design, the firm responsible for some of Apple’s most iconic products of the 1980s, including the Apple IIGS and the Macintosh II) new book Design Forward “overviews ‘strategic design’, and how innovative progression has sparked creative change in the consumer market, especially for one of the most successful American companies ever built: Apple.”
Esslinger provided the designboom team with photos of several product prototypes, including an all-in-one, dual-screen Mac workstation and a touchscreen-based Macphone — a stylus-based Mac fused with a corded telephone. There are also several different takes on the classic Macintosh design and a better look at the Tablet Mac prototype circa 1982.
"If the iPod is only the world’s most badass MP3 player then I don’t know if I’m really going to stand in line to buy it, I have a CD walkman and a burner already."
If you’re an obsessive Appleholic who lives in the no Microsoft zone, you will no doubt love to hang this 27″ x 39″ print on your wall that chronicles the history of the most valuable company on earth »
All new for 2013: the world’s most comprehensive mapping of Apple products. This print shows every computer, handheld, peripheral device, software, and operating system released by Apple in the last thirty years, from the original Mac through the MacBook Air. Over 500 products are sorted according to type, including the connections between various form factors which have arisen as Apple has invented–and reinvented–insanely great products.
If that’s not enough, each print is signed and numbered by the artists, from a limited edition of 1000. Check out the link above for a zoomable & interactive version.
Yes, they did announce the iPad Mini. It has a screen measuring 7.9 inches diagonally and pricing starts at $329. However, for the cellular version, that price bumps up to $459 for the 16GB version.
Other new products from Apple’s event today:
“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.” ~Steve Jobs, (Feb 24, 1955 - Oct 5, 2011)