Retro-Future Macintosh Hybrid is a Fusion of Bold and Old
Fantasy design takes Apple's obsession with thinness and touch screens in an inspired direction
Apple has enticed customers for years with increasingly flatter, sleeker and wider devices, but what if their devices had gone in a different, decidedly cuter direction? German tech website CURVED/labs has envisioned how Apple’s design history could be better honored, and the result, even managing to find a new use for the iconic floppy drive on the lower right side of the front panel, is stunning.
Official anniversary Macs are not a new concept, with 1997’s Twentieth Anniversary Mac featuring ‘executive’ details like leather palm rests, a then state of the art LCD screen, and a remote control. Many of these Macs sold poorly but became collector’s items. But instead of adding superfluous features to raise a perceived MSRP, CURVED/labs decided to do more with less, and focus on visual details, in their fantasy rendering.