have you seen this sketch already?

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014


i have found it on the forums of macguardians.de



it seems to be a sketch based on "the great opening" of a box in a german apple reseller store.



you can see the emac-like air in- and outtakes, the new handles, the ports in front and the ability to rotate the drives and the whole computer by 90 degrees.



edited for not being able to link directly - the title of the discussion is "frische leckereien aus der gerüchteküche"
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  • Reply 1 of 34
    erbiumerbium Posts: 354member
    too ugly.
  • Reply 2 of 34
    Too WinTel.
  • Reply 3 of 34
    erbiumerbium Posts: 354member
    However, I think the idea of it going on it's side is kind of interesting...



    I do though hope Apple comes up with something a little more breathtaking.
  • Reply 4 of 34
    rhoqrhoq Posts: 190member
    Is that a 2 button mouse (with a scroll whell) I see?
  • Reply 5 of 34
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Rhoq

    Is that a 2 button mouse (with a scroll whell) I see?



    that is what they rumor around on german message boards. the wheel should be out of aluminium. and supports bluetooth.
  • Reply 6 of 34
    chu_bakkachu_bakka Posts: 1,793member
    The drawing is ugly. However... using your imagination... it could be a really awesome design.



    Elegant handles. Smooth form factor.

    Can rest as a flat desktop or stand as a tower.



    I find sketches more beliveable than someone who spent a few hours mocking one up in a 3-D program.
  • Reply 7 of 34
    rageousrageous Posts: 2,170member
    The one major flaw I see in the sketches is that when the tower is on it's side, the latch to open it up would be on the bottom. I think apple surely would've made it accessible from above when in the sideways orientation.
  • Reply 8 of 34
    Quote:

    Originally posted by rageous

    The one major flaw I see in the sketches is that when the tower is on it's side, the latch to open it up would be on the bottom. I think apple surely would've made it accessible from above when in the sideways orientation.



    it is possible to open it when it is that way. i have to find that text again.
  • Reply 9 of 34
    rhumgodrhumgod Posts: 1,289member
    I think I like the fake they had shown lower down on the page better:



  • Reply 10 of 34
    costiquecostique Posts: 1,084member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Rhumgod

    I think I like the fake they had shown lower down on the page better:







    Yeah, it's one of my favourites. Just beautiful.
  • Reply 11 of 34
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pullober

    you can see the emac-like air in- and outtakes, the new handles, the ports in front and the ability to rotate the drives and the whole computer by 90 degrees.





    Just one problem. Note that when rotated 90°, the drive bays miraculously rotate as well? Except that it's a rectangualar bay, so actually if you rotated it the bay would be taller than the case is.



    For that whole "drive cage rotates" thing to work, it would have to be completely square. When was the last time you saw a drive as tall as it is wide?



    Fake.
  • Reply 12 of 34
    macroninmacronin Posts: 1,160member
    Uh, more than one drive in the rotating bay...



    other computer manufacturers have done this already...



    Dell, for one...
  • Reply 13 of 34
    minguezminguez Posts: 19member
    I was a bit bored so I started to model it, to see what It would look like in real life... Im about 80% done with the model...



  • Reply 14 of 34
    ajpriceajprice Posts: 320member
    Tomb, pullober means a rotating drive section, something like this (if it was applied to the current case)







    (Note: this pic is a very quick hack up job. i know the drives are stretched)
  • Reply 15 of 34
    chu_bakkachu_bakka Posts: 1,793member
    I think the handles are probably much less prominent.

    Also... flatten them... tubular handles are too common...

    think flater more organic shapes.
  • Reply 16 of 34
    minguezminguez Posts: 19member
    ahhh! There is another problem with the rotation i just found out. Look how they have drawn the skematicas form the side. You can clearely see the drivebay, wich meands it is round outwards, or very badly drawn..



    If it is round, it cant rotate 90dgrs without looking realy silly..



    example:

  • Reply 17 of 34
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MacRonin

    Uh, more than one drive in the rotating bay...



    other computer manufacturers have done this already...



    Dell, for one...




    Well, I guess I have to revise my opinion then, even if the sketch doesn't show it too well, it's possible. Practical? Feasible? I don't know. But it is possible.



    And thanks to ajprice for the graphic, makes it much more clear.
  • Reply 18 of 34
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Minguez, what program are you using to model it in? Nicely rendered.
  • Reply 19 of 34
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Minguez

    I was a bit bored so I started to model it, to see what It would look like in real life... Im about 80% done with the model...







    whoa! that is awesome. looks very, very good. better as my imagination.
  • Reply 20 of 34
    minguezminguez Posts: 19member
    Johnq, I use Maya.

    Love Maya sometimes, hate it sometimes
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