From an Apple Camera to a Mac toaster
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.
Nuno Teixeira's Curved iMac concept has two panoramic screens in an arrangement that takes advantage of the natural curvature and movement of the human eye.
A second LCD in the back allows colleagues or students to follow your on-screen activities. Dubbed the ‘iView', this iMac features two webcams (front and back) as well as Bluetooth and wireless connectivity.
I think the iView would definitely be a professional-level product, with an equally impressive price to match its specs.
iView image: Nuno Teixeira
Apple has been on a roll with cameras in recent years, stuffing lenses and shutters into the iPhone and the iPod Nano.
The iPod Touch, however, is still an image-free device. Imagine an iPod Touch or iPhone, then, with an integrated camera lens as you see here.
This would definitely bulk up the device a little, but the image quality would be miles above what other handsets offer right now. I'm not clear, though, on whether this idea is supposed to be a multipurpose device or a dedicated camera.
If it's only a camera, how many of you would be interested in something like this?
Apple Camera image: AppleCamera.BlogSpot.com
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