Impossible Instant Lab makes a Polaroid out of your iPhone
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4721; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wonder how many consumers want to deal with the hassle of producing a 'Polaroid' from their iPhones? Perhaps they are all Kickstarter investors in the project, looking to snag the device for $189.... Sounds like a step backwards to me.
2. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 626; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Interestingly enough, my friend designed almost the same thing in a privately funded project. I told them to put it on Kickstarter more than six months ago, but they didn't want to - it was a top-secret project. Now, the project has encountered some issues and it's obviously late to the party.
3. desijatt (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
So tell him to sue these "impossible instant lab" as you are an apple fan
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4721; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
And it is possible that IIL is going to hit the same wall as well. I just have a hard time seeing how this concept has viability beyond the initial novelty. The compelling value proposition for Polaroid was being able to get immediate prints as opposed to having to send the traditional film off for processing. Polaroid followed Kodak into obscurity once the digital camera was released. What has changed to make IIL's concept a success?
6. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 626; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
The things have changed for 180 degrees. Now Polaroid is actually the ONLY credible idea for success in physical world.
It should thank that to Instagram, of course, because Instagram was the result of paradigm-shifting technology of mimetic capability of highly-developed software technology to imitate and aesthetisize that which was "old" and nostalgic.
This phenomenon is called "retronostalgia", or, in this particular case, "technonostalgia". It's very hard to explain this phenomenon to ordinary people, but the point is that actually only Polaroid has sense in non-digital manner.
7. Brewski (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)
Now you can sit on the crapper (2:50) and develop crappy poloroid-esque pictires!