Is This What An Apple Drone Might Look Like?
If Apple gets tired of watches, laptops and phones and decides to make a drone, it might look like this.
The concept comes as drones in the tech industry are rising.
Many major tech companies are eyeing drones — Amazon, Google and even Facebook. It’s unclear at this point whether Apple wants in, too, but one designer has envisioned what the company’s version of a drone might look like if it ever launched one.
The Apple Drone isn’t real. It’s a concept created by graphic designer Eric Huismann. He designed a sleek and stark take on a quadrocopter. Swooping lines and a white-and-black color scheme fit in with Apple’s product aesthetic. The Apple logo sits in the middle of the flying craft.
Huismann’s version of a drone touched by Jony Ive includes four iSight cameras built into the legs. The cameras would capture 4K video and include video stabilization for stunning cinematic-quality footage from the air. He also included a panoramic mode using all cameras at once.
In the eyes of the designer, the Apple Drone streams real-time HD video to your Apple device. The handheld controller would also allow for direct mounting of an iPhone or iPad.
The Apple Drone concept images are done up in Apple’s unfussy marketing style. It certainly looks like it could be a real product, but don’t expect it to show up at the next Apple event. It’s more a fun exercise in “What if?”