We’re Developing a Line of Apple Accessories… Overnight

Posted ago by Baron

Today, as of 1pm ET, Apple revealed the design specs for the new iPhone 5. With the introduction of a new dock connector and form factor, six years worth of iPhone accessories just became obsolete. Time to get busy, Quirky community.

To make sure that we get a head start on the coming iPhone 5 accessory boom, we’re taking a page from our own book by kicking off a lightning-fast development process, starting right now.

Here’s what you need to know:

- We’ve pushed into a new product category: Apple Accessories. Effective immediately, ideas can be submitted in this category for free (no coupon code required!). See Ben’s awesome blog post for more information on our new vertical strategy, and what it means for Quirky.

- Tomorrow, after a day of whirlwind idea submission, we’ll be judging the best Apple Accessory submissions at a very special Eval (7pm ET).

- After our newest inventors have been selected, a real-time design workshop will begin, with Quirky designers and members collaborating round-the-clock to design and refine each invention pick into a final Quirky product.

- On Saturday, Ben Kaufman himself will fly the results (3D models, renders) of this design process to our factories, and the products will be released soon after through an exclusive sale on Fab.com.

We realize that there is still a lot left to be explained, but fret not. We’ll be posting constant updates over the next few days to keep you in the loop: by all accounts, this is shaping up to be one doozy of a project. However, all great projects start with an idea, so head to the new Apple Accessories page to start submitting your own! We’re crazy excited to see what you come up with.

Click here to submit an Apple Accessory idea.

Comments (101)

Jan B Jakobsen avatar
Jan B Jakobsen
Blaine Lambert avatar
Blaine Lambert
Let's do this
Rick Gamboa avatar
Rick Gamboa
Ricardo Gamboa A left handed interior car window dock for the IPhone while driving. Yes, I am left handed.
James Nichols avatar
James Nichols
Gaetano Marano avatar
Gaetano Marano
too many proposals ... how many will be choosen?
Thrifty avatar
Thrifty
geez dont you just love spam :)
Agustin Otegui avatar
Agustin Otegui
Does this design work for the challenge? http://www.quirky.com/ideations/282080
Blaine Warkentine avatar
Blaine Warkentine
where are the rest of the winners
Aldrick Kerman avatar
Aldrick Kerman
I love to have unique accessories for my gadget and in case for iPhone it come to be something extra. I like the idea of Bamboo cases. It would also be protective, I had many searching site for such cases online and come across luxurycases.com.au with a tremendous range of extravagant cases.
Tim Hodgetts avatar
Tim Hodgetts
a flexible wand (like an endoscope) with a light & camera that sends the images via Bluetooth to the iPhone and possibly out to others anywhere. Great for engineers, service technicians, DIY enthusiasts, emergency services.
Tim Hodgetts avatar
Tim Hodgetts
A protective back for the iPhone with cutouts on the back and inserts for small items such as scissors, tweezers, magnifier & toothpick. There are hundreds of thousands of app's for the iPhone, but you can't download something to take a splinter out of your childs finger or cut a piece of string.
Nathaniel Padgett avatar
Nathaniel Padgett
Hey Tim. Submit your ideas here: http://www.quirky.com/ideas/apple
Jan B Jakobsen avatar
Jan B Jakobsen
Meredythh Huggard avatar
Meredythh Huggard
Gaetano Marano avatar
Gaetano Marano
how do you protect these "quick ideas"?
MattyL avatar
MattyL
"We realize that there is still a lot left to be explained, but fret not. We’ll be posting constant updates over the next few days" Oh Really? The contest starts and ends TOMORROW, and you'll get us info in THE NEXT FEW DAYS? Sounds like someone's smoking some crack over there. Or, more likely, you're more concerned with making a quick buck than actually getting some well thought out products.
Gaetano Marano avatar
Gaetano Marano
... also ... are, ALL the ideas submitted, published for evaluation, OR there will be a selection and only few of them will be shown on Quirky?
Jayson Matthews avatar
Jayson Matthews
A simple device that turns the iPhone into an Android. Heyahhhh!
Ann  Ellison  avatar
Ann Ellison
Shock & drop proof as well as waterproof. Makes it good for all occupations and weather conditions.
 avatar
Make it out of materials cheap enough that I could buy it!!!
 avatar
Let it have a belt clip too......Belt clips are cool.......
Robert Stabbert avatar
Robert Stabbert
Simply a phone protector that allows for a few credit cards and a bill to be slid into place. Why carry a wallet and a phone?
yao c avatar
yao c
develop a solar panel thats plyable for recharging that will attach to the backside or incasing whatever apple devices but will look or act like a skin?
Lisa Whitehouse avatar
Lisa Whitehouse
Flash drive with a USB connection on one side and I-phone/I-pad connection on the other so you can quickly back-up and store songs and other info.
Mark Eastwood avatar
Mark Eastwood
I would say making a shock proof case that acts as a wallet. Holds IDs, cash, credit cards. Possibly water proof without making it to bulky. Possibly a key holder???? Something that is a catch all when you have all you need in one location.
Jocelyne Denault avatar
Jocelyne Denault
When it's shock proof and doesn't need a case anymore... make it phosphorescent (lighting in the dark) so that us ladies can find it super fast in our bags full of stuff.
Rivercat1 avatar
Rivercat1
Blaine Lambert avatar
Blaine Lambert
Let's do this
Rick Gamboa avatar
Rick Gamboa
Ricardo Gamboa IPhone having a 3D hologram capability allowing the user’s to view stored video clips, photos, and specific types of data information via the ILogram adapter.
Han Lim avatar
Han Lim
NFC module that attaches to iPhone 5 and acts as a cover at the same time.
Rick Gamboa avatar
Rick Gamboa
Ricardo Gamboa A left handed interior car window dock for the IPhone while driving. Yes, I am left handed.
James Nichols avatar
James Nichols
An adapter so I don't have to through away my bases, chargers, and other stuff!
Sherl avatar
Sherl
Holographic or 3D screen protectors/privacy screens. It would be nice that on a side its not just a dark screen that seen where people can't see what you typing but they see some weird shape or something. Like butterflies or a skulls etc. Persons can get whatever they want to suit their personality. It can be for iphone only.
Mike Saidi avatar
Mike Saidi
To add a thin aluminum ring around the phone with a slot at the top corner to insert an elastic band like camera band through it so you can hold the iphone like a camera with the band going around your wrist.
David Gross avatar
David Gross
an ultra miniture projector to share video to a group.
David Gross avatar
David Gross
Make a great set of speakers that hook up bluetooth.
Adina Perez avatar
Adina Perez
I have the product that Quirky is looking for. Please forgive me, but it sounds better than the rest of the ideas submitted here. Please call me tomorrow Thursday 9/13/2012 to give you all the details of my product accessory. Great products need to be protected under confidentiality. Call me at 562-674-8824 You have to hear about the new product accessory that i have developed as a new line of accessories for Apple.
Lillie avatar
Lillie
I like the idea of a clip on additional speaker...to enhance the use of my Macbook Pro when I use it with a group or just to enjoy my own music. It could charge with a USB plug into the computer. Maybe slip over the black border...surround sound for the Mac!!
Gaetano Marano avatar
Gaetano Marano
too many proposals ... how many will be choosen?
Thrifty avatar
Thrifty
geez dont you just love spam :)
Thrifty avatar
Thrifty
just get in and get on inventing posting ideas on http://www.quirky.com/ideas/apple what smore its FREE for 72 hrs at least
Bezakor avatar
Bezakor
A cover that says "not an HTC"
Nate Brower avatar
Nate Brower
a water proof/buoyant case that doubles as mirror
Saska Curcieva avatar
Saska Curcieva
Four mobile (not embedded) ipad holders, which will be placed on the corner of the product and contain telescope in them, to make it easier to adjust the angle to work with the product.
paul hallinan avatar
paul hallinan
Brittany Iosua avatar
Brittany Iosua
check out my idea, its for a rotary style iPhone dock that can be used as a telephone.. http://www.quirky.com/ideations/300109
Baron Nagy avatar
Baron Nagy
Hey folks, we love the enthusiasm, but remember that ideas have to be submitted to the Apple Accessories vertical to be considered! http://www.quirky.com/ideas/apple
Agustin Otegui avatar
Agustin Otegui
Does this design work for the challenge? http://www.quirky.com/ideations/282080
Yan Resh avatar
Yan Resh
hey. when it will be known whose ideas will be taken on development?
Ibarra avatar
Ibarra
I have an idea and i consider it as one of my star secret......plsssss god i whis no one will tresspass us
Blaine Warkentine avatar
Blaine Warkentine
where are the rest of the winners
Tim Hodgetts avatar
Tim Hodgetts
a flexible wand (like an endoscope) with a light & camera that sends the images via Bluetooth to the iPhone and possibly out to others anywhere. Great for engineers, service technicians, DIY enthusiasts, emergency services.
Tim Hodgetts avatar
Tim Hodgetts
A protective back for the iPhone with cutouts on the back and inserts for small items such as scissors, tweezers, magnifier & toothpick. There are hundreds of thousands of app's for the iPhone, but you can't download something to take a splinter out of your childs finger or cut a piece of string.
Nathaniel Padgett avatar
Nathaniel Padgett
Hey Tim. Submit your ideas here: http://www.quirky.com/ideas/apple
Meredythh Huggard avatar
Meredythh Huggard
Gaetano Marano avatar
Gaetano Marano
how do you protect these "quick ideas"?
MattyL avatar
MattyL
"We realize that there is still a lot left to be explained, but fret not. We’ll be posting constant updates over the next few days" Oh Really? The contest starts and ends TOMORROW, and you'll get us info in THE NEXT FEW DAYS? Sounds like someone's smoking some crack over there. Or, more likely, you're more concerned with making a quick buck than actually getting some well thought out products.
Gaetano Marano avatar
Gaetano Marano
... also ... are, ALL the ideas submitted, published for evaluation, OR there will be a selection and only few of them will be shown on Quirky?
Jayson Matthews avatar
Jayson Matthews
A simple device that turns the iPhone into an Android. Heyahhhh!
Ann  Ellison  avatar
Ann Ellison
Shock & drop proof as well as waterproof. Makes it good for all occupations and weather conditions.
Nathaniel Padgett avatar
Nathaniel Padgett
@Gaetano - we have an FAQ page relating to intellectual property, here: http://www.quirky.com/about/ip @MattyL - We are choosing ideas for development tomorrow night, designing through to Friday, and starting manufacturing over the weekend. The event will last longer than a single day, hence us saying that we will publish updates over the next couple days.
 avatar
Make it out of materials cheap enough that I could buy it!!!
 avatar
Let it have a belt clip too......Belt clips are cool.......
Robert Stabbert avatar
Robert Stabbert
Simply a phone protector that allows for a few credit cards and a bill to be slid into place. Why carry a wallet and a phone?
yao c avatar
yao c
develop a solar panel thats plyable for recharging that will attach to the backside or incasing whatever apple devices but will look or act like a skin?
Lisa Whitehouse avatar
Lisa Whitehouse
Flash drive with a USB connection on one side and I-phone/I-pad connection on the other so you can quickly back-up and store songs and other info.
Mark Eastwood avatar
Mark Eastwood
I would say making a shock proof case that acts as a wallet. Holds IDs, cash, credit cards. Possibly water proof without making it to bulky. Possibly a key holder???? Something that is a catch all when you have all you need in one location.
Jocelyne Denault avatar
Jocelyne Denault
When it's shock proof and doesn't need a case anymore... make it phosphorescent (lighting in the dark) so that us ladies can find it super fast in our bags full of stuff.
Rivercat1 avatar
Rivercat1
Rivercat1 avatar
Rivercat1
They already have several IPhone cases on the market that hold credit cards etc. on or it the case, so keep thinking! I think one idea great for the IPAD is make a compatible device to allow you to run disk or install from disk. Computers to some degree are becoming more obsolete and not being able to do this really limits the IPAD's degree of use at College or place of Business.
George Patterson avatar
George Patterson
A set of small wheels. Allows for autonomy. Can use camera to capture room while traversing. Cameras on both sides of phone will record mission. Also being able to record lay out of the room and all its obstacles while on patrol. Plot and record with 3D play back of route. Check out live on from web cast or facetime and take control of the device and explore for yourself.
Danandro Barcinas avatar
Danandro Barcinas
An IPhone Clamp that attaches and charges your IPhone while you lay in bed. If your lying down, you could eaily put it on the clamp to view movies. Instead of holding the phone while you skype or watch movies at night. This clamp will ease the stress off people's arms while lying down and using the phone at the same time.
Rick Gamboa avatar
Rick Gamboa
Ricardo Gamboa IPhone having a 3D hologram capability allowing the user’s to view stored video clips, photos, and specific types of data information via the ILogram adapter.
Han Lim avatar
Han Lim
NFC module that attaches to iPhone 5 and acts as a cover at the same time.
Rick Gamboa avatar
Rick Gamboa
Ricardo Gamboa IPhone having the wireless capability to transmit visual data to an IPhone Projector unit, for viewing video clips. Photo, slideshow presentation, and data graphics via portable projection module. Allow the user to make presentation of IPhone data on the big screen without wire connections. The IProjection module can operate via batteries or a build in solar panel. The IProjection unit should be the size of an IPhone (slightly thicker). Activation of the IProjector commences by pressing down on the “Open,” icon at the elongated edge of the unit. The edge will pop up allowing the projection unit to start activation. The IPhone will transmit data once the IProjection app is activated on the IPhone and in sync with the projection unit. The IProjector should have the maximum projection capability as current portable projection unit on the market.
James Nichols avatar
James Nichols
An adapter so I don't have to through away my bases, chargers, and other stuff!
Sherl avatar
Sherl
Holographic or 3D screen protectors/privacy screens. It would be nice that on a side its not just a dark screen that seen where people can't see what you typing but they see some weird shape or something. Like butterflies or a skulls etc. Persons can get whatever they want to suit their personality. It can be for iphone only.
Mike Saidi avatar
Mike Saidi
To add a thin aluminum ring around the phone with a slot at the top corner to insert an elastic band like camera band through it so you can hold the iphone like a camera with the band going around your wrist.
David Gross avatar
David Gross
an ultra miniture projector to share video to a group.
David Gross avatar
David Gross
Make a great set of speakers that hook up bluetooth.
Adina Perez avatar
Adina Perez
My idea is very confidential. After reading all these ideas, i noticed no one has mine. My idea is unique, innovative, and it solves many problems. And it wont be complicated to manufacture. I think it could be the winner. I would love to disclose my idea to the revision team before they submit all the other ideas. So they can include mine as well. To get more information on the NEW APPLE ACCESSORY PLEASE call me @ 562-674-8824 or email me at bestbusiness4you@hotmail.com Thanks
Adina Perez avatar
Adina Perez
I have the product that Quirky is looking for. Please forgive me, but it sounds better than the rest of the ideas submitted here. Please call me tomorrow Thursday 9/13/2012 to give you all the details of my product accessory. Great products need to be protected under confidentiality. Call me at 562-674-8824 You have to hear about the new product accessory that i have developed as a new line of accessories for Apple.
Lillie avatar
Lillie
I like the idea of a clip on additional speaker...to enhance the use of my Macbook Pro when I use it with a group or just to enjoy my own music. It could charge with a USB plug into the computer. Maybe slip over the black border...surround sound for the Mac!!
Thrifty avatar
Thrifty
just get in and get on inventing posting ideas on http://www.quirky.com/ideas/apple what smore its FREE for 72 hrs at least
Bezakor avatar
Bezakor
A cover that says "not an HTC"
Nate Brower avatar
Nate Brower
a water proof/buoyant case that doubles as mirror
Saska Curcieva avatar
Saska Curcieva
Four mobile (not embedded) ipad holders, which will be placed on the corner of the product and contain telescope in them, to make it easier to adjust the angle to work with the product.
paul hallinan avatar
paul hallinan
paul hallinan avatar
paul hallinan
Hi guys, If you take a look at one of my previous submissions; it was a mobile app. for radar location via a mobile phone, to locate and avoid obstacles for visually impaired people. It can also be applied in unlit areas for anybody to locate and direct themselves. Some research I've done on nano tech. and transceivers can now be manufactured taking up an area of 2mmx2mm. Best wishes on your project. Paul
Brittany Iosua avatar
Brittany Iosua
check out my idea, its for a rotary style iPhone dock that can be used as a telephone.. http://www.quirky.com/ideations/300109
Baron Nagy avatar
Baron Nagy
Hey folks, we love the enthusiasm, but remember that ideas have to be submitted to the Apple Accessories vertical to be considered! http://www.quirky.com/ideas/apple
Yan Resh avatar
Yan Resh
hey. when it will be known whose ideas will be taken on development?
Ibarra avatar
Ibarra
I have an idea and i consider it as one of my star secret......plsssss god i whis no one will tresspass us
Nathaniel Padgett avatar
Nathaniel Padgett
@Gaetano - we have an FAQ page relating to intellectual property, here: http://www.quirky.com/about/ip @MattyL - We are choosing ideas for development tomorrow night, designing through to Friday, and starting manufacturing over the weekend. The event will last longer than a single day, hence us saying that we will publish updates over the next couple days.
Rivercat1 avatar
Rivercat1
They already have several IPhone cases on the market that hold credit cards etc. on or it the case, so keep thinking! I think one idea great for the IPAD is make a compatible device to allow you to run disk or install from disk. Computers to some degree are becoming more obsolete and not being able to do this really limits the IPAD's degree of use at College or place of Business.
George Patterson avatar
George Patterson
A set of small wheels. Allows for autonomy. Can use camera to capture room while traversing. Cameras on both sides of phone will record mission. Also being able to record lay out of the room and all its obstacles while on patrol. Plot and record with 3D play back of route. Check out live on from web cast or facetime and take control of the device and explore for yourself.
Danandro Barcinas avatar
Danandro Barcinas
An IPhone Clamp that attaches and charges your IPhone while you lay in bed. If your lying down, you could eaily put it on the clamp to view movies. Instead of holding the phone while you skype or watch movies at night. This clamp will ease the stress off people's arms while lying down and using the phone at the same time.
Rick Gamboa avatar
Rick Gamboa
Ricardo Gamboa IPhone having the wireless capability to transmit visual data to an IPhone Projector unit, for viewing video clips. Photo, slideshow presentation, and data graphics via portable projection module. Allow the user to make presentation of IPhone data on the big screen without wire connections. The IProjection module can operate via batteries or a build in solar panel. The IProjection unit should be the size of an IPhone (slightly thicker). Activation of the IProjector commences by pressing down on the “Open,” icon at the elongated edge of the unit. The edge will pop up allowing the projection unit to start activation. The IPhone will transmit data once the IProjection app is activated on the IPhone and in sync with the projection unit. The IProjector should have the maximum projection capability as current portable projection unit on the market.
James Nichols avatar
James Nichols
Adina Perez avatar
Adina Perez
My idea is very confidential. After reading all these ideas, i noticed no one has mine. My idea is unique, innovative, and it solves many problems. And it wont be complicated to manufacture. I think it could be the winner. I would love to disclose my idea to the revision team before they submit all the other ideas. So they can include mine as well. To get more information on the NEW APPLE ACCESSORY PLEASE call me @ 562-674-8824 or email me at bestbusiness4you@hotmail.com Thanks
paul hallinan avatar
paul hallinan
Hi guys, If you take a look at one of my previous submissions; it was a mobile app. for radar location via a mobile phone, to locate and avoid obstacles for visually impaired people. It can also be applied in unlit areas for anybody to locate and direct themselves. Some research I've done on nano tech. and transceivers can now be manufactured taking up an area of 2mmx2mm. Best wishes on your project. Paul
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