Since its foundation in 1976, Apple has always been at the peak of modern innovation! And let’s take a moment to appreciate all the awesome products and inspiration Apple has provided us with. The groundbreaking tech giant never fails to surprise us, we always find ourselves biting our nails and squirming with curiosity, whenever Apple announces a new product launch. Their ingenious and mesmerizing designs and design philosophy have inspired and influenced designers all over the world, resulting in some pretty unique Apple-inspired designs. And we encountered some pretty amazing Apple-inspired concepts in the past few months. From a touch controller for the Apple Vision Pro to a dual-screen iPhone Vision concept – these mind-blowing designs are the best of the lot and a dream for every Apple lover. We can’t help but just hope that Apple converts these into a reality this year!
1. Apple Vision Joystick Pro Max
Alex Casabò designed the “Apple Vision Joystick Pro Max” – a conceptual design of the Apple Vision Pro Controllers. The controllers have been designed to perfectly complement the headset’s modern aesthetic, and are geared up to provide smooth functionality irrespective of what open-world title you throw at them. The joysticks will maximize the gaming experience for all kinds of modern games keeping in mind the VR environment. The controller features a top surface amped with a touch-sensitive surface for smart controls such as swaying the sword or reloading a potent sniper rifle.
2. Apple x Casio Smartwatch Concept
Carl Hauser designed this sleek smartwatch by drawing inspiration from the reliable Apple Watch and rugged Casio watches. The hybrid watch features a massive dial with physical buttons to set the timer or navigate the menu. These buttons also double up as watch hands to denote the current time. The display with more than the desired notch (remember there are physical buttons on top) shows the current time in either analog or digital format.
3. The iPhone Vision
Designed by ADR Studio Design, the iPhone Vision is quite similar to the iPhone 3 with a top-mounted power button, and curved frame. It features a secondary display on the back, which is better-looking and more functional than those found on the ROG phones. By idealizing two screens, the iPhone Vision is pushing the boundaries of smartphone design.
4. Ortolani’s AirPods Max Concept
Parker Ortolani designed this Apple Vision Pro-inspired AirPods Max concept. The innovative and redefined design features Vision Pro elements to provide improved comfort and functionality. It will offer new software functionality such as Adaptive Audio, and will be available in a variety of stunning new finishes to perfectly complement your other Apple devices.
5. Hung’s Apple Watch
Designed by Tien Hung, this unique Apple Watch concept features two displays instead of one and uses a secondary ticker-tape-inspired screen below the primary one to display your notifications. The watch features the crown on the top left corner, in turn creating an interesting template that feels quite different and new. This Watch concept has its own TouchBar of sorts, designed as a dedicated notification and quick-action center.
6. Modern iPhone 4 Concept
Nathan Basset designed this stunning smartphone inspired by the iPhone 4, which according to him is objectively the best-looking iPhone. It features two large camera lenses that gently protrude out from the flat surface of the phone. It has a Dynamic Island on the front, and what seems to be a USB-C on the bottom. However, it doesn’t have a Home button, or any other button, but it does have a flush control surface and a mute switch
7. Dark Knight Apple Vision Pro Case
Max Arnautov decided to create the ultimate Batman x Apple crossover! He designed an attachable case concept for the Apple Vision Pro that draws inspiration from the Dark Knight. Slip this case onto the Apple Vision Pro, wear your headset, and you’ll look like Dark Knight Jr! This will be a hard yes for the lovers of the Batmanverse.
8. “Apple iPhone Meets Samsung Galaxy S Series”
Michael Ma designed this “Apple iPhone meets Samsung Galaxy S series”, and it really is quite intriguing. The sleek & stunning device features a 6.1-inch Retina display and an edge-to-edge screen. The bezel is almost negligible on the phone, and the screen doesn’t feature the iPhone notch and rather has an option of either a hole-punch or under-display camera with a TrueDepth sensor.
9. iPhone Fold
Meet the iPhone iFold, a concept foldable from the mind of Michal Dufka. The iPhone iFold follows the format of the MotoRAZR and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, with a clamshell-style folding design that gives you the benefit of a compact iPhone with a generously large screen. It lets you access essential stats and notifications without opening your phone.
10. The Apple Watch Series X
Called the Apple Watch Series X, this interesting concept is a smartwatch with a larger folding screen, enabling you to use it as a de-facto iPhone. The Apple Watch Series X is like your regular foldable, since it comes equipped with a primary screen on the front, and subtly opens up like a book to reveal a ‘larger’ secondary screen on the inside.