Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.
Last week's question: To prove that it can innovate without Steve Jobs, what should the next Apple product do – and what should it be called?
THE WINNER: iClone: Creates another Steve Jobs to save Apple’s stock
John Parry, Laurel, MD
SECOND PLACE: iCandy: Camera with built-in air-brush enhancements
John Besnard, Irvine, CA
THIRD PLACE: iJobs: Red, white and blue version of the iPad manufactured entirely in the U.S.
Mark Carlson, La Conner, WA
HONORABLE MENTIONS: The iQueue: App that tells you how long the line is to buy the next Apple product
Adam Turteltaub, Encino, CA
The Orange: Disconnects your children from all technical devices
Sherry Vierra, Guerneville, CA
iHop: Virtual pet that prepares breakfast for you
Anne Boychuck, Evanston, IL
iDrive: Lets uText
Chris Radloff, Akron, IA
iDo: Plans one's whole wedding
David Levin, Edgewater, MD
iD: Complete digital wallet including credit cards, driver’s license, passport, health insurance, recognized around the globe.
Joe Territo, Maplewood, NJ
iTooth: Swiss army knife for oral hygiene, containing an electric toothbrush, toothpick, mouthwash reservoir, floss, and links to dentists.
Mark McGann, Arlington, VA
iEye: Retinal implant that controls all your Apple products
David Hodgin, Diamond Bar, CA
iTombs: Allows you to text all your deceased friends and relatives
Michael Rosenbaum, New York, NY
The Apple Pi: App that does your math homework
Susan Olivo, White Plains, NY
iBeam: Body transporter, as in, "Beam me up, Stevie."
Madeleine Turnipseed, Mansfield, TX
iPawed: Translates pet-speak into human words
Paul Witte, New Hope, PA
iPut: Keeps track of where you put things
Michael D. Whitehead, Brighton, MI
iOnly: Phone that allows you to talk only to yourself
Tim Sebastian, Medford OR
iProCras10 VIII: Capabilities to be announced later
Amy R. Rodie, Omaha, NE
iDunno: App that helps Apple employees innovate without Steve Jobs
Anthony Monteverdi, Bend, OR
iDEA: Identifies unknown substances in your teenager's dresser drawer
Lynn MacDonald, N. Billerica, MA
iBack: Reincarnation APP
Steve Axelrod, Delray Beach, FL
iHateyou: Displays boss's picture which, when shaken violently, emits moans, groans, and pleas to stop
Walt Bauer, Richmond, IN
iLocate: Finds lost iPhone prototypes
Roxanne Perez, Twentynine Palms, CA
iMom: Handheld computer that does everything
Madalyn H. Smith, Ringgold, GA
Laser appliance that repairs shoes: Apple Cobbler
John S. Budosh, Hanover, PA
A-phone: Hand-held device that lets you make and receive telephone calls.
Edmund Conti, Raleigh NC
iAm: Sole function is reminding us to make the most of every day. (What better way to carry on the legacy of Steve Jobs?)
Courtney White, Boise, ID
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