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.