10 Apple Concepts We Wish Were Real

10 Apple Concepts We Wish Were Real

Internet peeps sure do love to come up with their own Apple product designs — even if the products they render with their fancy fan art has no chance of ever being made. Here are ten awesome faux Apple products that we wish weren’t fake.

 

iCar

iCar

Don’t know how practical this is, but it sure looks cool. I think it could be more accurately called the “Magic Mouse Car,” because it so obviously follows the Magic Mouse’s form factor. [Source]

iLight

iLight

If Apple designed a flashlight. [Source]

iPen

iPen

This is actually a cool idea: you can use the iPen to scan the color of an object in the real world, and then use that same color to write with. [Source]

iPod Shuffle Bracelet

iPod Shuffle Bracelet

Perfect for runners. The lack of a screen is a bummer, meaning you can’t use it as a watch. But it’s sleek and cool. [Source]

iPod Touch Nano

iPod Touch Nano

Clever iPod concept that features snap-on console gaming buttons. [Source]

iRing

iRing

Via Bluetooth, this ring serves as a playback controller for your iPod or iPhone. Comes with an included cradle for recharging. It’s also unexpectedly stylish, for the hardcore Apple nerd. [Source]

MacBook 2020

MacBook 2020

Paper-thin, laptop-style computer that creates its own 3D/touch workspace. Plus: “thanks to molecular manufacturing” and “a micro-lattice nano material,” you can shrink the whole thing until it’s small enough to fit in your pocket. [Source]

MacBook Touch

MacBook Touch

This seems like the kind of thing Apple really will one day create. Its OLED flexible screen allows it to be used as laptop or double-wide iPad. [Source]

MacTram

MacTram

Pointless, but I’d still ride it. [Source]

MacView

MacView

Another dual-screen iPad, but this one has screens that slide instead of bend. The second screen doubles as a keyboard. [Source]

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The BlackBerry is the Number One Selling Smartphone in the UK… Again

 

BlackBerry Most Popular Smartphone in the UK

As bleak as the story is for Research in Motion in North America, primarily the United States, folks around the world are still fond of the BlackBerry.  This is definitely the case in the United Kingdom where, for the second year in a row, the BlackBerry is the most popular smartphone on the market.

 

Press Release

The latest results from data firm GfK show that BlackBerry® was the #1 selling smartphone in the British market for the second year running. It continues to dominate the market, grabbing 26.3% of December sales and averaging 27.7% through 2011.

The BlackBerry® global subscriber base grew 35% year on year in December to 75 million. The UK customer base is going from strength to strength with over eight and a half million active subscribers by the end of 2011.

BlackBerry® launched its latest operating system, BlackBerry® 7, in August 2011 introducing a portfolio of stylish new smartphones including the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Bold 9790, Torch 9860, Torch 9810, Curve 9380 and Curve 9360.

The update to BlackBerry® 7.1, announced earlier this month, will be rolled out in the coming months. This software update builds on the strengths of BlackBerry 7 to further enhance the mobile experience on BlackBerry®. It includes BlackBerry® Tag, the latest innovation in Near Field Communication (NFC), which allows users to share contacts, photos and files by tapping their devices together. Friends can be added to BBM, contact information exchanged, documents shared as well as multimedia content, all in an instant. Another key feature of 7.1 is that you can now turn your BlackBerry into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi®-enabled devices, including laptops and tablets such as the BlackBerry PlayBook.

PlayBook 2.0 was announced at this year’s CES show and will be available in February. The new software will allow customers to stay even more connected and productive in their personal and professional lives. Key features include native email with integrated social network messaging capabilities. Updates from popular social networking sites such as Twitter® and LinkedIn® will all appear in the integrated inbox. It also brings a wealth of apps with thousands more to choose from across gaming and lifestyle to business and productivity including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Groupon, Thomson Reuters, Zinio and many more.

 Via Tracy and Matt

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