A web developer and graphic designer has created a fully functioning touchscreen "Apple Mirror", offering a reflective look into an imagined future where Cupertino builds smart screens for the home.

New York-based Rafael Dymek created the mirror as a personal project, aping elements of iOS 10 to augment the interface, which appears to run off the back of a modified desktop touchscreen OS.

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The "Apple Mirror" features the date and time in the top right corner and a weather forecast in the top left. Beneath these sit several working iOS app icons which can be rearranged with the drag of a finger.

A tap opens the apps in the familiar manner, albeit in a windowed mode, although this does allow for easy multi-tasking. Dymek demonstrates some of the possibilities of his modified Apple interface, which include the ability to request an Uber, watch Netflix, read the news, control a Nest thermostat and smart light bulbs, control output to a Sonos speaker system, and more.


After 45 seconds of inactivity, the interface goes to sleep and the touchscreen looks like an ordinary mirror, while a simple tap resumes use. Check out the video to see it in action.

Top Rated Comments

Porco Avatar
98 months ago
Seemed like a cool idea at first, but upon reflection I'm not so sure.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nebulator Avatar
98 months ago
Been done before 2.5 years ago with a raspberryPi (https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/magic-mirror/)

As usual there is nothing new here except the price will be x10 on the Pi version because Mac.....
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
netwalker Avatar
98 months ago
Instead of putting fingerprints all over the mirror, this would obviously be the right place for Siri. If Apple wants to do something like Alexa/Echo, doing it in form of a mirror like this actually sounds like a nice idea. Don't need an active display all the time but if it wants to show information like the weather report, then it can do it as shown in this concept.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kajje Avatar
98 months ago
Looked in the mirror a while ago and it was not great. Not buying this crap.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sshambles Avatar
98 months ago
Cool concept. Is there an app for self-cleaning?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
allenvanhellen Avatar
98 months ago
The problem with this and even the Apple Watch and a bit with the iPhone is the lack of intelligence for displaying pertinent information. The mirror should tell me if I need an umbrella or how many layers to wear. It should remind me if I have an important meeting or a date or if it's photo day, so I pay a bit more attention to my appearance. It should know what I'm watching elsewhere in the house and continue it on the mirror if I didn't pause it when I got up. And Siri needs to get way smarter and more useful.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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