For example, what’s Apple’s next great thing? What new product category will Apple disrupt with an unexpected innovation? Watches? Glasses? Clothing? Nah, it’s unmanned personally controlled flying drones.
Follow Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime
Government drones get a lot of bad press. Drones, also known as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), are used by the government in warfare, specifically silent spying, with an occasional bomb attached.
I’m not suggesting that Apple get involved with the government to produce a new line of unmanned aerial vehicles.
No, Apple’s next insanely great product line should be the personally controlled flying drones. iDrone– it’s the ultimate mobile device for the paranoid.
Instead of using GPS to track the whereabouts of wayward teenagers or a promiscuous spouse, use Apple’s iDrone to follow their every step with video surveillance; live, wireless video streamed back to your iPhone or iPad.
Personally controlled drones could have many uses that go far beyond mere surveillance. Use a personal drone to take out the trash, wash and dry the car, trim the grass, or even walk the dog (without a leash or a human).
iDrone Because I Can
An Apple iDrone, equipped with both a camera and a small laser device, could walk children to school, check on traffic at intersections, and even zap elementary or middle school bullies into submission with a few well targeted laser blasts.
An Apple iDrone could become a rapidly growing component of the enterprise. Large businesses could use drones inside buildings to check on employee work habits, monitor employees during lunch breaks, track down employees who are late for meetings.
The possibilities are endless.
Apple’s iDrone could easily become the precursor to Apple of the more distant future– personal robotics, ala Isaac Asimov’s iconic I, Robot.
Meanwhile, an Apple iDrone could become Apple’s most lucrative product, with a plethora of new apps and add-on accessories– cameras, lasers, microphones, and hundreds of apps to control the iDrone through iPhone or iPad.
Forget about iWatch or iGlasses. Think about what a personal iDrone could do for you.