A fusion between a MacBook and a car? A designer tried to figure out what it could look like

News hardware A fusion between a MacBook and a car? A designer tried to figure out what it could look like

If we witness Apple Mania in September, it is largely thanks to the Apple Keynote. There were therefore several announcements during this conference, but nothing about the Apple Car. Still, that hasn’t stopped some eager people from trying to figure out what this vehicle might look like.

iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2, but no Apple Car

This month of September 2022 has started with a bang traditional Apple Keynote. Hosted live from Apple Park by Tim Cook, the Cupertino company has unveiled several long-awaited products. The conference first started with announcements about the three new Apple Watch models : Series 8, SE (2022) and Ultra.

In another step, Apple’s CEO directed all our attention to the second generation AirPods Pro which embeds several notable improvements such as the ability to control the volume directly from the headphones or the drastic improvement of active noise reduction.

The highlight of the show was the announcement of the four new iPhone models : 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Apple has again struck a blow by announcing its “Dynamic Island” which offers a complete reinterpretation of the chop. If many expected an almost complete disappearance of the latter, Apple chose to surprise everyone by turning a defect into a strength.

Unfortunately, this Apple Keynote reserved none “One more thing”, which we have had in the past. A disappointment for some fans who might have expected an announcement around the Apple Caralthough the rumors did not leave much room for doubt. But that was without counting on the clever little ones who have a head full of ideas, like the designer John Mauriello who had the audacity to ask an artificial intelligence to merge a MacBook with a sports car to get a glimpse of the Apple Car of the future.

MacBook + sports car = Apple Car?

Rumors surrounding Apple’s future electric car are numerous, both in terms of design, features and performance. But for the moment it is clear that no convincing information is circulating on the left or the right. All we know at the moment is part of the team working on this project.

Photo credit: John Mauriello

A fusion between a MacBook and a car?  A designer tried to figure out what it could look like

To satisfy his impatience or soothe his curiosity, the designer from the California College of Arts, John Mauriello had the crazy idea to ask the artificial intelligence DALL-E 2 to create a sports car by copying the design of a MacBook and a Magic Mouse. He then asked the AI ​​to refine the fusion, asking him to take inspiration from Jony Ive’s workthe former head of design at Apple – the man behind the apple’s biggest successes.

The result that the designer has achieved is, in our opinion, quite mixed. It’s up to you to think what you want, but it’s in this kind of situation that we realize AIs still have a lot of room for improvement ahead of them. Here we therefore find ourselves in a mix between an Aston Martin and an old Ferrari 250 GTO, which borrows the typical gray color from Mercedes (or MacBook). In short, we have the impression of having already seen concepts because of this kind on the side of certain car manufacturers.

Photo credit: John Mauriello

A fusion between a MacBook and a car?  A designer tried to figure out what it could look like

If one day an Apple reveals its Apple Car to us, it is a safe bet that this vehicle will not look like the result achieved by John Mauriello thanks to the DALL-E 2. If we trust the latest rumors on the web, Tim Cook and his teams have instead decided to move towards a consumer electric car that can operate without a driver. To be continued…

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