Since its inception in 1976, Apple has always been at the forefront of modern innovation! And let’s take a moment to appreciate all the amazing products and inspiration that Apple has provided us with. The pioneering tech giant never fails to surprise us, we always bite our nails and spin with curiosity, whenever Apple announces a new product launch! Their ingenious and fascinating designs and design philosophy have inspired and influenced designers all over the world, resulting in some pretty unique Apple-inspired designs. And we came across some pretty amazing Apple-inspired concepts in 2022! From a foldable iPhone that Apple didn’t announce during the keynote but should have, to an Apple Car 1 concept that embodies the brand’s award-winning design philosophy and an exciting self-driving feature, these mind-blowing designs are the best of the lot and a dream for every Apple lover. We can’t help but hope that Apple turns these into reality in 2023!
1. iPhone iFold
Meet the iPhone iFold, a foldable concept from the mind of Michal Dufka. The iPhone iFold (although Apple would probably call it the iPhone Dynamic Clamshell) follows the MotoRAZR and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip format, with a clamshell-style foldable design that gives you the benefit of a compact iPhone with a generously sized screen. This is the first iPhone to have two screens. With a smaller screen placed right next to the camera bump, the iPhone iFold lets you access important stats and notifications without opening the phone. Much like having the convenience of an Apple Watch, this secondary screen gives you the summary of what’s going on.
2. Apple Car 1 Concept
The core idea of Apple’s concept car revolves around a minimalist and elegant shape. That Magic Mouse likeness is intentional and defines the fluid lines of the next-generation car that will most likely be an advanced self-driving vehicle. The Magic Mouse inspiration gives the Apple Car 1 a releasing movement fore and aft for balanced volume. Another inspiration comes from Airpods Pro for a heightened sense of power and dominance on the road – hence the bulging wheel section for a muscular profile and overall contrast.
3. Apple Watch Series X
Titled the Apple Watch Series X, this quirky concept gives you a smartwatch with a larger foldable screen, so you can use it like a de facto iPhone. After all, your watch can make phone calls, right? The Apple Watch Series X is your standard foldable, in the sense that it comes with a primary display on the front, and opens like a book to reveal a “bigger” secondary display on the inside. Of course, I’m using the word “bigger” quite loosely, given how small the Apple Watch’s form factor is to begin with. Designed to sit on your wrist, this foldable concept transforms the square WatchOS interface into a more traditional landscape, unlocking the ability for many common apps to make their way onto the wristwatch, including better Netflix and YouTube viewing experiences.
4. Kim’s Apple Glasses Concept
The Apple Glass prototype we’ve seen floating around the internet is currently believed to have a plastic frame. However, Apple could consider something that Eunho Kim has thought up in his concept: A removable metal frame that clamps to the temples of the round glasses. As we learn, Apple will place a LiDAR scanner on the right temple, and the clip-on arm may require some tinkering. Still, since Apple is reportedly refraining from using any other camera on the glasses, it might be an option to consider.
5. The apple car
Meet the Apple Car, from the mind of an AI. Designed by Dall-E 2 based on a text prompt from designer, educator and YouTuber John Mauriello, this Apple car is fascinating for two main reasons – the design of the car itself, but more importantly, the underlying AI technology that ultimately created the car. The origin of this idea came from Marques Brownlee’s own efforts with the DALL-E 2. In a YouTube video, Brownlee showed how simply writing the words “Apple Car” resulted in a car that looked like the apple fruit.
6. Apple AirPods Pro 2022
In line with the leaks and speculations about Apple’s upcoming flagship earbuds, designer Konstantin Milenin has created this AirPods Pro 2022 concept model to give our imaginations tangible form. The stemless design of the audio accessories looks minimal and compact. The charging case also gets a flatter design to accommodate these little earbuds. Unlike the current version, these lie flat on the stomach like a clamshell design and do not have an upright stance. This will mean that much less space is needed to keep them in your pocket or keep them in your bag.
7. Apple MacBook concept on all screens
This different Apple MacBook will, defines Antonio, support TouchID (like a slide button), a trimmed version of FaceID and a wonderful AirPen to scribble nicely on the generously large screen. The all-screen foldable Mac may lack a physical keyboard, but the design here makes it possible to choose to pull up a digital keyboard with haptic feedback for that true typing feel. Fanboys may or may not like the idea of an all-screen MacBook, but there’s no denying the fact that such a device will have dual uses. An iPad role to play when folded and a full-fledged laptop when open.
8. iPhone V
This modded iPhone folds in half and is called the iPhone V. In addition to the folding feature, the modder has been able to keep the phone quite authentic by running iOS, and a screen as good as the Retina display. It’s an interesting concept that does, however, underpin the fact that foldable phones with more screen capabilities look good but only if the folding mechanism and thickness can be perfected.
9. Apple Car AVA
The Apple Car concepts we’ve come across have ranged from practical to downright crazy. This one is in the former pool with its snug design. The designer envisions the concept for the year 2026, so it’s not far from the rumored timeline. The AVA Concept features the familiar contoured silhouette at the corners and the streamlined fluid aesthetic associated with Apple’s product range; especially the current flagship iPhone 13. The balanced aerodynamic front and rear of the four-seater sedan looks attractive and very practical to say the least.
10. Apple Magic Charger
The Apple Magic Charger looks much like the iPhone Lightning Dock and is based on a metal stand that has a metal puck integrated into its square edge. The device is likely made of anodized aluminum while the round charging area inside is rubberized. Interestingly, the aluminum stand allows the charger to be slid into a vertical position to charge the connected iPhone. Reportedly, and as suggested by the available images, the Magic Charger was designed to hold the connected iPhone upright and in a horizontal position; perhaps this limitation of use could have been a reason why the magic was never made outside of Apple’s production lines!