Would You Buy This Apple Drone Concept?

We’re still waiting for the long-awaited Apple HDTV, but now that the Apple Watch is finally a reality, speculation on the next product category that the behemoth might try to remake in its own image continues. Like, why not an Apple quadcopter?

A graphic designer in Germany by the name of Eric Huismann has a few rather detailed suggestions for Tim Cook and company on how the company might approach making its own drone, which could be useful for engaging in battle with those nosey UAVs that have been spying on the construction of its new campus lately.

Huismann’s elegant mock-ups of a potential Apple drone feature a white and black quadcopter with that sleek, curved and minimalist Apple design aesthetic. He also proposes mounting four videocameras on board capable of capturing stills, full 360-degree panoramas and 4K video that can also be streamed to a connected iOS device and then on to YouTube or another online platform for instant sharing and broadcasting.

While Huismann imagines such an Apple drone could be available next year, the whole thing is rather far-fetched for a company that likes to keep a laser-narrow focus on dominating in just a few product categories where it feels that the potential market is just about every human on Earth. Phones, computers, tablets – all of us could use one. Drones, not so much.

Odds are we’d actually finally see that Apple HDTV or even an Apple car before an Apple drone ever takes flight, but the concept sure is cool.


(Photo Credit: quadrocopter.org)

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