Part of you wishes you still had a blueberry iMac G3 sitting on your desk. But would you buy a car that looked just like it?
A marketing company, joining in on the excitement surrounding longtime rumors of an Apple car, came up with five concepts that are inspired by landmark Apple products.
These designs, a collaboration between British companies NeoMam Studios and ClickMechanic, are likely to make even the most enthusiastic Apple ask themselves this: How geeky is too geeky and am I really that geeky?
It is unlikely you will have to decide. Apple has been reportedly working on car projects since 2014 and given its philosophy about looking back – it tends not to – an Apple car probably would not look like any other Apple product. Besides, Apple has hinted it might be scaling back a bit on cars, indicating through recent government documents it’s focused more on developing the software for self-driving vehicles.
But Apple is famously secret and very capable of rolling out surprises.
“Everyone seems to believe the car will look like a spitting image of an iPhone or maybe something that resembles a mouse, NeoMam Studios’ Giselle Navarro told Cult of Mac. “So we asked ourselves, ‘What if they take inspiration from other products?’ That’s when we decide to round up some of Apple’s most iconic products.”
One illustration draws on the 184 Macintosh, complete with a disk drive below the headlights. Other designs riff on the iMac G3, Power Mac G5, the MacBook Air and the iPhone 7.
ClickMechanic is an online service in the United Kingdom with a network of mechanics and garages it says people can trust. Car owners can get instant quotes for services based on industry standards and lock in a price before booking a service.
NeoMam Studios is based in Manchester and helps clients with editorial branding, producing content that brings its roster of companies greater exposure online. We bit, knowing Apple fans have pretty strong opinions which it comes to favorite devices and the designs of ones in the pipeline.
I’m partial to the MacBook Air car, but it’s possible I’m tired of driving around in a five-year-old Hyundai. Which are your favorites?