Legendary designer Phillippe Starck working on “revolutionary” new Apple product set for release in late 2012

Fri, Apr 13, 2012

News, Rumors

Some interesting news for a typically slow Friday. The French newspaper Le Figaro relays a few quotes from legendary French designer Fhillippe Starck who recently appeared on a French radio show and said he’s been working on a “revolutionary” new product for Apple that will launch by the end of 2012.

French designer Philippe Starck announced today on France Info that it is working with the U.S. computer group Apple in a project “revolutionary” that would emerge in eight months. “Indeed, there is a big project together which will be out in eight months,” said the designer in the show “Everything and its opposite.” Invoking the “religious cult of secrecy” of the California firm, he declined further detail, except to talk about a project “quite revolutionary (…) if not very”.

Very intriguing, and as noted by Network World, 8 months is just around the time when some analysts predict Apple release the highly rumored Apple HDTV.

Also, remember that Tim Cook, during Apple’s annual shareholder meeting this past February, boldly proclaimed that Apple is working on future products that “will blow your mind.”

Those are some pretty weighty words from the typically understated Cook.

Indeed they are.

We can only hope that Starck is indeed working on something revolutionary and that he’s not hyping up a new pair of ‘revolutionary’ headphones or the like. Interestingly, a glance at Starck’s Wikipedia page reveals that his design expertise has touched on an eclectic grouping of products. That said, perhaps he’s working on a completely new product entirely.

via Network World


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