Apple itself is famously secretive about its plans for future products, but gossip and speculation naturally rushes to fill the information vacuum – and the web isn’t short of ideas about what Apple should make next.
One aspect of that is something we call ‘concept illustrations’: fantasy designs by artists who feel they’ve got a strong idea for how the next iPhone, iPad or whatever should look. And while Photoshop is much easier to learn than actual industrial design, these concepts sometimes offer radical, interesting and challenging ideas about what Apple could do. (See our
iPad Air 3,
iPad mini 4 and
iPad Pro roundups for examples of what’s out there.)
That’s the theory, at any rate. In reality, the world of Apple concept art can occasionally be a crazy and deranged place.
We start our journey through the weird and wonderful world of Apple concept art with this iPhone claw design by Ciccarese Design. What could be more fashionable than a claw-handed iPhone? Most things, it turns out.