Nowadays, everybody seems eager to make an Apple product. These prototypes from independent designers may never appear on shelves at the Apple Store, but they include lots of innovative ideas.
Next to a tablet, iPod-styled jewellery is the concept that designers most love to work on. Very few of the ideas, however, work as well as the ones in this slide and the next.
Victor Soto's iRing is a sleek-looking, touch-based device that plays music with basic play/pause and fast-forward/rewind buttons on the face.
Sliding your finger along the edge of the ring controls the volume; the iRing also features a lock function that you activate by squeezing the ring with your finger.
The iRing has its own USB-powered charging dock, too.
Check out Tuvie for more information about the iRing.
iRing image: Victor Soto, courtesy of Tuvie
People have come up with so many great Apple watch concepts that it was hard to pick just one.
Most of them use the predictable iWatch moniker, and typically multimedia functionality is integrated into each timepiece.
Pictured here are three concepts. At the top is the beautifully styled HiPod, which features wireless headphones and a clean watch face that flips up to reveal an iPod. At bottom left is an iWatch that works as a conventional watch and features a bright, full-color display.
Finally, at bottom right is an idea that's a little different: an iPod Mini that simply wraps around your wrist.
HiPod image: Isamu Sanada, via TheAppleCollection.com
iWatch (Bono) image: Worth1000.com
iWatch/iPod Mini image: TheAppleCollection.com
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