iOS AirPods Sharing Concept

Svilen
Svilen
Feb 28, 2018 · 2 min read

Music is Meant to be Shared

The AirPods are arguable one of Apple’s best products, their simplicity and intuitiveness make them an essential daily device. However one disadvantage is the lack of ability to share music with friends. Back in the 3.5mm analog days, this was accomplished with a headphone splitter like this one:

You might be thinking that nobody ever uses those, and you’d probably be right: nobody likes to be tied with tangling wires to their friend. And that’s exactly why this presents an interesting opportunity for social experiences: watching movies on a plane, listening to audiobooks, or just enjoying the same song when hiking with a friend.

The good news is that this is easily achievable with an iOS software update that could enable users to share their iPhone or iPad’s audio with multiple friends who also have AirPods:

Behind the Scenes

One of my favorite parts of the creative process is the visual exploration once I’ve defined a concept. It’s a free-flowing exercise to put my ideas on paper (or screen in this case:)

This project was originally published on March 11, 2017

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Svilen

Speculative Designer | creator of RubixToolkit.com & DesignSecrets.org

Svilen's Realm

I invent, design and craft experiences and solutions ranging from reimagining the mundane to protecting fundamental human rights. I share my visions with the world through the language of design, film, and writing.

Svilen

Written by

Svilen

Speculative Designer | creator of RubixToolkit.com & DesignSecrets.org

Svilen's Realm

I invent, design and craft experiences and solutions ranging from reimagining the mundane to protecting fundamental human rights. I share my visions with the world through the language of design, film, and writing.

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