Being a Mac is awesome. Apple products are easy-to-use, beautifully designed and invoke a sense of wonder. The iPad and iPhone become almost magical when you consider the broad spectrum of apps and what you can do. It’s getting more and more difficult not to say “There’s an app for that.”
With the all-but-officially confirmed Sept 12th Apple event on the horizon the interwebs are buzzing in anticipation of the iPhone 5, iPad mini and other rumors.
However, there is a product I guarantee you won’t ever see Apple develop.
One (perhaps intentional) side effect of Apple’s annual product cycle is a general spirit of discontent. The day after the latest iDevice is released we start clamoring for the next model and talking about features that should have been included.
I think Apple does this by design. They have built into consumers the expectation that each event will reveal a revolutionary product or a magical upgrade. I’ve fallen into this trap myself.
I have a 2009 MacBook Pro, iPhone 4 and an iPad 2. I use these devices on a daily basis and even share them with my wife and kids (at least I’m not selfish, right?). However, even though these Apple products more than meet my needs and I should be grateful, I find myself pining for a MacBook Air, iPhone 5 and even the iPad mini (hate all you want, it’s gonna be great).
While we can speculate the legitimacy of Mac inspired concepts like the iCar or iCEO, you’ll never see Apple announce the iContentment. But sometimes I wish they would and that it came in brushed aluminum.
Questions: What product do you wish Apple would release? Do you struggle with contentment?