Many people purchased Apple devices during the Black Friday weekend because they look nice on the outside, but most of them probably didn’t pay much regard to the design below the attractive casings. An Apple collector, on the other hand, has given us a cause to admire what’s inside our beloved products.
Giulio Zompetti, a collector, has uploaded photos of a pair of Apple gadgets on Twitter that he believes are transparent prototypes of AirPods. It’s unknown why these prototypes were created, although they were most likely never intended for sale and were instead utilized to aid in engineering. Nonetheless, it’s a look that many Apple aficionados would gladly pay for.
Zompetti also tweeted a photo of a transparent 29W power converter, which may be even more stunning than the AirPods. It’s less practical, of course, because it’d be plugged into a wall the majority of the time, but that doesn’t make us want it any less.
Apple had a brief love affair with transparent devices, including the iMac, CRT Studio Display, Pro speakers, and eMate 300, in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Those clear plastic days are certainly over, but it’s difficult not to fall in love with the concept of a range of translucent replicas of Apple’s current goods after seeing these prototypes.
Apple has prioritized interior design since its inception, with the Apple 1 coming without a casing. X-ray images are popular iPhone backgrounds, while translucent side doors were popular Power Mac G5 after-market upgrades. Apple hasn’t introduced anything transparent in a long time, but these goods demonstrate that Apple’s interior design is still a thing of beauty.