If you could design the next Apple product

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by bopajuice, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    I read a lot of articles about how Apple is no longer innovating, how they have lost sight of the big picture, how now all they do is incremental updates to existing designs. Some say their products are outdated. Some complain about features missing from a new product.

    I would like to hear about some of your ideas. What kind of phone would you like to see? What kind of laptop? Desktop, tablet?

    Personally I would like to see a mini style computer that is upgradable. Maybe a mini-itx sized enclosure you could add graphics cards to, hard drives, memory, etc. Something customizable. Many people want to create media servers. Apple MacOS gaming machines. Maxed out editing machines.

    There are so many things Apple could do to make it's products more satisfying for customers.

    I used to complain about price, but I think at this point it's pretty settled that Apple customers will pay a premium.

    What say you?
  2. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    if this was a mini sized device, then wouldn't be be heavier and bigger than current Mac's ? Perhaps we don;t care for that and we'd rather instead going back to the old ways of bigger and room for upgrade-ability
  3. Topfry macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2011
    A rethought airport extreme, with modular range extenders and strong emphasis on homekit and siri.
    I think there has been a huge gap in the product line for this.
    Also a 'nano' apple watch, just for fitness, health and notifications. No big lcd sreen, bluetooth 5 and 6 months battery life. These are both products currently possible.
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    Also id like to see an ipad pro that works together or independently, with a desktop quality docking station that boosts its processor power in docking mode.
  4. robertosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2011
    For the iPhone: I would try to eliminate the plastic bands for the wireless reception, they are very ugly, i would research in an alternative solution. I would look for a better place for the speakers and ambient sensors because while gaming on landscape mode you can hear the sounds, maybe putting them under the screen, i don't know. I will kill the current iPhone line, making a only 5" device in a compact from factor. Having only one model would reduce costs and would make them more affordable and reliable. No more "Premium crap" and "Premium" differentiation.
  5. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    I will design the pre 2013 Mac Pro and go back to cheese grater style.
  6. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth

    Plastic is easier to go though. I would guess placing then anywhere "further" away like under the screen would reduce/block the signal more.. Similar to the way a car mount would get best signal if u had professional installation done, and antenna was on the windshield or high up.

    When I had a install done with my old non-smart phone, i chose that method only.
  7. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    peanut farm
    HP has a Mac mini like device that you can stack pieces on it
  8. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    To difficult to answer since just about all their computers could use a rework. The AE and TC should be reworked to be part of a real eco system that might do a bit more and coordinate with home kits better (rather than Apple killing off the AE).

    Perhaps some apps should be visited again and in particular - MAIL. It offers less than a 10 year old version of Outlook.

    Apple should go look at the HP Z workstation to see how a Mac Pro should be built on the inside.
    Apple should go look at the HP Z "mini" computer to learn how to do a Mac Mini or at least be inspired.

    The list goes on...

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