"Revolutionary new product" coming from Apple

Here's what we know: a "revolutionary new product" is coming from Apple within the next 8 months. Here's what we don't know: what it is. No clue. According to AppleInsider, this claim was made in a recent radio interview in France by acclaimed designer Phillippe Starck, who says he's been working on this new product and that met regularly with the late Steve Jobs regularly in recent years. Starck has designed a wide range of products in his career, AppleInsider says, including motorcycles, toothbrushes, and windmills. CNET reports that his designs have included speakers, headphones, and external hard drives. Of course, this has stirred speculation what the product might be, and some think that it's the Apple television that many are hoping for.  But who knows? Apple CEO Tim Cook did say that Apple would be coming out with some amazing new products this year, so maybe we'll see a TV and other goodies as well.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.