If Apple branched out...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Moccasin, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    ...What would you like to see them apply their magic to?

    Given their mantra that "it just works" what annoying hardware (domestic/business/transport..anything really) would you like them to revolutionise/re-imagine?

    Maybe a vacuum cleaner that is instant on, totally mess free, empties itself etc

    A washing machine that is linked to AirPlay and only goes on spin cycle when music/tv volume is at a certain level?
     
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    An airline company that doesn't molest you before you board the plane.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    not just airlines, transportation in general.
     
  4. Moccasin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about molestation by the airline, it's staff or fellow passengers?
     
  5. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    The security process in general. The South Park episode "The Entity" comes to mind. Since 9/11 airport security has gotten excessive.
     
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    But that's not the airlines fault.
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    A way to cut 30 years off my current age and get my hair back. :D ;)

    BTW, my vacuum cleaner IS instant on - just flip the switch. :cool:
     
  8. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    There was a David Pogue backpage article in MacWorld a number of years ago about this sort of thing. Less about what Apple should do and more about what areas need an Apple-like touch. I remember he specifically mentioned alarm clocks and airline flight confirmation systems.

    But I vote for alarm clocks. How many times have you gone to reset the alarm and accidentally changed the time? Or set the alarm to PM instead of AM? Or ended up with a repetitive motion stress from hitting the minute button 45 times? And the small buttons are difficult to identify by touch in the dark.
     
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    I used to think that Apple should do like Microsoft, and help make automobile systems more user friendly.

    Hmm...

    But then, maybe not. The last thing I'd want is for all the buttons and knobs to disappear in favor of touch-only.

    There's a lot to be said for having separate and easy-to-identify-by-feel physical controls for radio, A/C, wipers, etc.

    Never mind :)
     
  10. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

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    Nah. My $20 alarm clock has done the job for years. The last thing I need is an iAlarmClock that costs $129 and is more complicated. OH and who cares what the damn thing looks like?

    Remember, Apple only identifies hi-tech consumer markets being poorly served and then creates a iProduct for it. What's next for Apple? Smart HDTVs? Well that's pretty well saturated already. They might make one anyways, but only hard-core Apple fans will buy one.
     
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    Printers aren't new to Apple. They have made them before.
     
  14. applefan289, Sep 26, 2011
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    If Apple decided to make a fridge, washing machine, dryer, etc. I would buy. :)
     
  15. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Boy, those alarm clock things are pretty tricky. :D :p

    Suggest you get one like I have with speech recognition. Non of those pesky buttons.
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  17. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I guess you're right. Maybe they could branch out into airport security.
     
  18. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Every business dreams of customers who will buy sight unseen.
     
  19. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Weren't most made by others, slightly reshaped and had an Apple badge stuck on?

    (thinking of early Laserwriters which looked to have the same chassis as Canon and Kyocera printers)
     
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    I don't know about the lasers, but my Color Stylewriter Pro had a style all of its own.
     
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    I had a StyleWriter 1200 back in the day. I've got it tucked away in a closet now.

    I noticed nothing else like it on the market. It was going strong for over 8 years, too.
     
  22. OllyW, Sep 26, 2011
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    The Apple colour ink jet printers from the mid 90s were restyled Canon printers.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Canon BJC-600 to be precise. At least you were able to use the cheaper Canon ink cartridges, or didn't you know that? ;)
     
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    But the Apple cartridges were better because they cost more.
     

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