CUPERTINO, California — Tech giant Apple announced today that they would be entering the lucrative home appliances market in front of thousands of fans; receiving cheers and applause as Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed a slew of products to hit the market soon.
Cook unveiled the iFridge, a state-of-the-art iOS refrigerator powered by the A7 processor for the modern day kitchen for the modern day family. Equipped with their patented iNverter technology, the iFridge stands at 69″ tall and has a width of 36″. Apple’s Retina display returns via an 18″ display located at the face of the refrigerator that displays its contents via an icon-based menu similar to their existing iOS products. Each item, whether meat, vegetables, milk, juices, and eggs are assigned an icon and family members would be able to organize them into folders or groups.
Apple would also introduce a new version of iTunes where families would be able to purchase groceries online from their fridge.
“Did mommy forgot to buy milk for little Johnny’s cereal?” said Cook. “No problem! Johnny would just log in to iTunes and purchase a carton of milk!” The product would be able to connect to the internet as the iFridge would come in Wifi and 3G versions as well as 16, 32 & 64 GB variants.
Cook revealed that a lot of suppliers are already on-board and is eager to offer their goods to consumers when the iFridge launches sometime this year.
It will also sport a front facing 10 megapixel camera, a a sleek metallic handle as well as Siri for voice assisted guidance. It is able to shoot photos, record videos, play music, manage recipes, send and receive emails & text as well as play downloaded games.
But Cook did not stop there. After leaving the audience in awe after the first announcement, he went on to unveil the iFridge Mini and the iFridge Nano.
The iFridge Mini is smaller measuring at 36 inches and 24 inches wide, while the Nano is only 18 inches tall. The Mini has a tinier screen but has the same resolution as the iFridge; while the Nano has a multi-touch screen with a lower resolution of 500×500 pixels. Features are all identical for all products but the Nano sports hard-to-resist bubblegum colors.
“I’m so excited and can’t wait to buy them all,” said an avid Apple fan.
“It’s a great addition to my growing collection,” said Amanda; who bought all Apple products since its 1st generation.
Unfortunately, not everybody present was ecstatic with the announcement.
“It’s cool that Apple is branching out to other products, but how long will it take for them to come out with an iFridge 4GS?” said Bryan. “I can’t afford to buy a new fridge, only to remove all its contents and move them into a new version 6 to 7 months later.”
He added, “It’s not as if we can just sync all our refrigerator’s contents to the new one, can we?!”
“I think I’ll wait for Samsung to release their Galaxy Fridge before buying this,” said Edward. “That way I can compare their features side by side.