Apple's original Macintosh reimagined

Big-TDI-Guy

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That thing is both impressive and beautiful. I wonder what the resolution of the display is? (given that it's likely a tablet screen)

I miss when Apples designs impressed me like this tribute does. How times have changed.
 

Mousse

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I want one. I would mortgage my house for one. I crawl over broken glass with my fly unzipped for one. Hail, I would club a baby seal for one.:eek: Well...maybe with an inflatable club.:p
 
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That is pretty cool except for one thing. The floppy drive is not realistic. A 1/2" thin cannot accomdate a floppy 3.5" floppy disk that has a length of 3.75 inches (yes I measured one; it's 3.5" wide and 3.75" long).
 

D.T.

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That is pretty cool except for one thing. The floppy drive is not realistic. A 1/2" thin cannot accomdate a floppy 3.5" floppy disk that has a length of 3.75 inches (yes I measured one; it's 3.5" wide and 3.75" long).
The protruding tongue, by the way, is an SD card - a welcome upgrade to the original Mac’s single 3.5 inch hard-jacketed floppy disk drive, which sported a full 400 kilobytes of storage!
:)
 

CrickettGrrrl

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That is pretty cool except for one thing. The floppy drive is not realistic. A 1/2" thin cannot accomdate a floppy 3.5" floppy disk that has a length of 3.75 inches (yes I measured one; it's 3.5" wide and 3.75" long).
From CURVED Labs website, they state the slot also contains speakers, microphone, camera & SD slot:
30 years ago Steve Jobs wanted to make computers more user-friendly, so he gave the original Macintosh a face. In the new Macintosh much of the original elements are resumed. However, at the spot located under the screen, where the drive for 3.5-inch disk sat, you will now find a slot for SD cards, the FaceTime camera, speakers and a microphone.

The Mac supports all popular WiFi standards and Bluetooth. You find already the new USB 3.0 port and a Lightning port. A built-in battery allows you to set up the Mac at different work locations on the fly. Like the current iPhones and iPads the Mac would be available in silver, gray and gold - including color-matched keyboards and mice.
Their site has the english translation at the bottom. Lots of beautiful photos from all angles. I think they created a really gorgeous redesign.
 

roadbloc

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Wow! Very cool! Is this an Apple approved thing or basically a hackintosh in a fancy suit?
 

Natzoo

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They need to bring this back as a special edition, i almost guarantee they will make a profit by selling that
 

redheeler

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There is another thread about this in the MBA Forum.
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1837699/

The people there recognize this just isn't meant to be practical. It's all about the design.

Wow! Very cool! Is this an Apple approved thing or basically a hackintosh in a fancy suit?
Apparently the guts are from an 11" MBA. So yes, an actual Mac, not a Hackintosh.

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They need to bring this back as a special edition, i almost guarantee they will make a profit by selling that
Speaking as someone who loves classic Macs, I wouldn't get one for reasons of practicality and price.
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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Wow, that is much bigger than I had expected it to be. (hence my original comment wondering if it had a tablet LCD in it)

I still like it quite a bit, but I'd love it if the screen / body were the same size (width and height) as the original - although with a "retina level" DPI.

So in addition to SD reader, they packed speakers, microphone and camera into the "floppy slot"? Colour me impressed.
 

cambookpro

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Wow, that is much bigger than I had expected it to be. (hence my original comment wondering if it had a tablet LCD in it)

I still like it quite a bit, but I'd love it if the screen / body were the same size (width and height) as the original - although with a "retina level" DPI.

So in addition to SD reader, they packed speakers, microphone and camera into the "floppy slot"? Colour me impressed.
Wow! Very cool! Is this an Apple approved thing or basically a hackintosh in a fancy suit?
From CURVED Labs website, they state the slot also contains speakers, microphone, camera & SD slot:


Their site has the english translation at the bottom. Lots of beautiful photos from all angles. I think they created a really gorgeous redesign.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this just a rendering? Although he doesn't acknowledge it on his website, it seems to have all the hallmarks of a Martin Hajek render (although it could equally be by some other designer using a similar style).

The CurvedLabs webpage, although saying things like they 'packed cameras and speakers in there', all uses very hypothetical language - 'the Mac would be available in silver, gray and gold'.

I could be wrong, but none of the photos look very real either. All CAD renders.
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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I found a website that claimed it was a one-off build that used macbook air components. But going straight to the designers site - I'm having doubts.

Being a render would go a long way in explaining why every photo seemed to have bad focus. Too bad, as using MBA parts could easily fit into that housing, making this a possibility.
 

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Are there any photos of the back?

How about a direct side (profile) view, rather than the 3/4 profile?

Like the "thinner" iMacs, seeing the whole thing isn't the same as seeing a carefully chosen perspective.
 

Agent-J

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Wow, that is gorgeous! Since Apple seems determined to make the MacMini non-upgradeable, how about they base the next design off this, only be sure to include the ability to attach a nice big external monitor. Teeny tiny home computer (great for kids) as a stand-alone, or use the built-in monitor as a second screen when connected to an external display.
 

cambookpro

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Are there any photos of the back?

How about a direct side (profile) view, rather than the 3/4 profile?

Like the "thinner" iMacs, seeing the whole thing isn't the same as seeing a carefully chosen perspective.




But, like I said above, I'm 99% sure it's just a render. It looks like it would tip over at the slightest touch if this was real.

Also, well... The photos don't look like photos. They look like renderings.
 

Natzoo

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looks pretty nice, apple should sell it as a limited edition, all signed by tim cook :D
 
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