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Apple Computer Inc. Invention Submission Policy

We've looked at a lot of Confidentiality Agreements and Invention Submission Agreements over the years. The general attitude of most big companies is that your only protection is an issued patent, that anything else you tell them is fair game. In this case, as in so many others, Apple is a leader... a leader in offering the worst invention submission agreement we have ever seen. If you ever considered submitting an unsolicited idea to Apple, even an invention idea protected by an issued patent, think again. Read the policy below. It is hard to believe (the text below can be found at Apple's website here:

While Apple is closed to unsolicited invention submissions, Invention City is open to them. If you have an idea for an app or accessory that works with an Apple device, please feel free to submit it to us for a Brutally Honest Review and possible offer of a licensing deal.


Apple's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Apple and its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not send any original creative artwork, suggestions or other works. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Apple's products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to Apple. So, please do not send your unsolicited ideas to Apple or anyone at Apple. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you still send them, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your idea submission.

You agree that: (1) your ideas will automatically become the property of Apple, without compensation to you, and (2) Apple can use the ideas for any purpose and in any way, even give them to others.

Apple does, however, welcome your feedback regarding many areas of Apple's existing business. If you want to send us your feedback, and we hope you do, we simply request that you send it to us using the form found at, or you can choose from the many other listed areas for your feedback. Please provide only specific feedback on Apple's existing products or marketing strategies; do not include any ideas that Apple's policy will not permit it to accept or consider. It's just one more way that Apple can learn how to best satisfy your needs.

Feedback and Information
Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Apple shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.


Note that the key word in the Agreement above is "unsolicited". If You have a truly great idea that is perfect for Apple and you want to be compensated for it, you should find a way to get in touch with someone who works there and have them invite you to present the idea. That would make the terms of your submission different from those detailed above.

NOTICE: Please be reminded that this information is being presented by Invention City, Inc. and that Invention City is NOT Apple Computer and the website has no affiliation with Apple of any kind.

We do not encourage anyone to send us emails or comments intended for Apple. But if you do, we may post them with your permission.

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Seriously Tammy?

This already exists, Its called an iPad!

by: Paul

Plug in camera for ipod touch

Dear Apple, I am in grade 7 and i have an ipod touch 1st generation. Alot of my friends have a camera in their ipods but i dont. I think that you should make and camera that plugs into your ipod so that i can use facetime and other camera involved games. I was also wandering if i brought in in my old ipod and it was in good condition, if i paid the difrence of the 4th generation from the fist if you could get me the 4th generation. Thankyou for reading my idea. From: Carlie B

by: Carlie B

For Create a computer that change the standard of living and make so much money.

Dear sir, im chetan machhi working on my 3d pc project from 3 years , after knowing the "steave jobbs" innovations and how they make a history he was just a student at that time he was started to make pc and after the apple gose on the top listed company in the world, i am a very curious person and working on my new genration 3d pc which havig a multiple use and designed as special features that every budy was like it , its not just a pc but a computer that every person love to use it in a diffrent manner, like steave has designed his first pc however the next and adn after sum time the apple co has running in loss insted they design imac pc that transperant and in that time again a apple can goes on its best , i just want to explain that today pc is not just a working device its for fun and so many multiple uses so i have taken that initiative to make that pc which people can love it but i want to know wher to submit my idea about this pc from where i can not being cheeted. so pls guide me there are so many companies in market but i choosen apple bcz apple has that company which has bring a change in pcs world.

by: chetan

BEST IDEA ( would be wonderful seller for the young generation )

I may of thought of an idea for u guys if interested witch i no would b a hit and alot of teens would love , i'v been reading alot through all your articals on your web pages and i love how you guys say on one of them ( Apple Creatives believe that anything is possible ). Now i hang out with alot of young people 24/7 and see the same problem over and over again and found and idea to fix there problem i would invent my idea my self but dont have the cash to make some thing like this if your not interested i might try differant company to see what they can do if you want to talk further be happy for you to email me at , hopefuly i look foward to talking to use ;D

by: k ward

From a college student tired of frozen fingers

After typing long reports on my computer, cold fingers have become my nemesis. I had the idea of a keyboard warmer via the hot air coming out of the computers exhaust vent. If my fingers were cold, I could hit a key to allow the hot air circulating in the computer through the spaces in between the keyboard. Maybe achieved by a double stacked metal mesh under the keyboard that slid forward to line up the holes in the mesh when activated. Enjoy.

by: Harrison


I was outside putzing around my yard, pulling weeds, planting my flowers listening to music on my I-phone. I do enjoy the music whilst doing yard work. After nearly hanging myself a few times, I started to wonder if there was such a thing as cordless headphones? I'm sure there is and I'm just way behind the times?! If not, we NEED to have some made!!!!:)

by: S gordon

Bamboo iPhone

Hey Apple. I was wondering if you made a bamboo iPhone and called it the 'Green iPhone'..... I have a few ideas about the design, but it's really up to you... Thanks!

by: Joshi

I have a brilliant idea

U should make a flip out touch screen like the d.s for the iPhone.

by: Bad ass momma

Apple TV

I know apple is designing a TV now. Hope it can be commanded (via voice activation like SIRI) to automatically record a show, rewind, pause, erase, play, lists favorite channels etc...When are we going to see a TV like this. Tired of using the remote control. Its long over due....

by: Hanna

iOS Recommendations

I believe that on iOS7 or later when you pull up from the bottom and when that screen of options with the flashlight, clock, calculator, and camera comes up, that instead of the camera app being there that each individual user can choose what app they want to be there. I believe that this option should be applied because you can already access the camera from the lock screen with as little as one swipe. This could also be applied to all four apps located on this screen and let each user choose what app they want to be there. If this was applied then there would also need to be a setting that allows the user to decide if the app they put on the slide up screen is only on that screen or if the user wants the app to be on the slide up screen and on the home pages. This would allow access to the users most popular apps very easy, and also allow them to access them directly from the lock screen.

by: Kyle Hoover

Outercases for any iphone

Since apple doesn't want to pay out money for people great ideas I'd say there greedy lol probably cause they get used ever sec of the day. Looks like there not getting my nice invention I'm already making lol I'll be watching the market after this product comes of mine comes out. And if they do try making something similar or even close to what I'm making lol let just let it at that I don't say anything I shouldn't say. But apples in for a treat :) have fun apple cause eventually you all run out of ideas your phones are still the fucking same nothing has changed you can only go so far.

by: Lilguy

Device for music transfer

Recently my computer died and I can not afford a new one and now I have now way of getting my CDs on to my iPod and iphone. If there was a device you could USB or sync to ur apple device and transfer CDs or flash drive music that would be awesome Cheers

by: Drurox

Headphones snapped in iPod

Recently my apple headphones snapped as I pulled them out of my iPad I took it to my nearest apple store and was informed that they encounter this problem a lot and they can not remove it. So I took it upon myself to remove it and have successfully created a simple and easy procedure to do so and I want to approach apple with the idea.

by: Jamie milsom

THE BEST Devices are already here we just need to make them.

hi! my name is roberto leite im living in norway for the last 8 years ive always been a big fan of apple and im a big fan of steve jobs. hes way of thinking influenced a lot my own way of thinking. after i read steve jobs biografi i became more creative some how the book influenced me to think greater biger . the result of that is that now i have everyday morning a nee idea i just wake up with an idea that comes from i dont know where to now here. all that ideas its somehow conected to the apple products and to what apple stands for. inovetion ,revolution, and not to foget evolution . in this time we need to creat new ideas that will not only be a way of ententenemnet but also to change the life of all human been. i see apple as the only company with what it takes to do this since apple stands for quality and to change our lifes for beter we need quality stuff. i do have not one but many diferents ideas rigth now that will already change our way of thinking and i would like to see this ideas been created . im willing to leave norway to live in usa if its necessary to work for apple siting for ideas . and what i can garanti its that apple will never be the same . the changes im talking about its the changes that took place when steve jobs come back to apple and saved apple . apple dont need a savior rigth now but its always smart to make big changes and become far ahead of time and far ahead of competitions with my ideas and vision other companyes will not even have a chance to compete with apple. i dont want any title be public know or things like that i will be happy to sit for ideas . i dont want to talk about my ideas here but i have to say that im realy into conecting everything to apple without forgeting the (Icar) :) sorry for my bad english im a brazilian living in norway. my email adress is i will wait someone from apple respond to this . please dont iginore ,steve jobs would not iginore this . The Crazy Ones Original “ Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

by: roberto leite

iPhone case and iPad stand

I came up with a phone case that also works as a stand for iPads, wherever you are, no need for a table, desk or any other flat surface. You iPad or phone will not fall I guarantee it. Use it at the park, on the bus, as a passenger in a vehicle etc. Be hands free wherever you are. When you are done using it as a stand, simply attach it to your belt as a traditional phone case.

by: Antonio Chavez


I look around me today and I see a lot of kids using iPods and iPads for only the games that you can play on them, what if you made a device that would be for the sole purpose of downloading and playing the games from the App Store, you would save money on technologies you would normally be putting into a regular apple device, and sell it for only a bit less, so that parents won't think twice about getting their kids this device, and nobody will be wasting money on functions kids won't even use, and you can make the device better for playing games.

by: Josh O'Connor


I'm Aayush from India and I'm a huge fan of Apple. I want you to make an app most probably for iPads WiFi edition. That app extract data from WiFi network or broadband and save it in the iPad and people then use that data anywhere anytime without any network. It will be beneficial for peoples who travels a lot but always not have access to internet.

by: Aayush Kumar Shahi

Apple iBall

A camera ball that takes 360 degree photos/video of the surrounding environment. Sure, far fetched but isn't that what Apple was founded on? Just an idea.

by: Bored ideas

two headphone jacks on one iphone.

Wouldn't it be great if you could listen to music with your headphones and have your friend jump in with theirs. Instead of letting them use yours what if you could have another headphone jack where you could have your buddy,sibling, or even parent join in on the action.

by: TimH

Revolutionize the security issues with me

Hi! My name is Khurram Asif I am living in Pakistan for the last 14 years I’ve always been a big fan of apple and I want to sell an idea that would revolutionize the security issues specially the stolen phone issue. This idea came to me when my own phone was stolen and at that time I wished I had this feature in my phone and probably this idea/feature would become EVERYONE’s desire to have… Now question is why Apple? Well Apple stands for Innovation, revolution, and not to forget evolution. And my idea would definitely make you think over it I guarantee it’s a very simple thing not a big cost but would sure REVOLUTIONIZE the industry with security. I guarantee you that this is the right time that you come up with this new ideas and it would be beneficial for both of us. I see apple as the only company to do what it takes to do this since apple stands for quality and to change lives for better and all customers need quality stuff. I don’t have just one, but definitely many different ideas but the one I want to tell you would make you pick me up high. I am even willing to sell the idea to you or if you want I can even work for Apple to provide them better ideas, with my ideas and vision other companies will not even have a chance to compete with apple. If you have a little bit of feeling that what I am saying can/might make difference or you just want to try another crazy idea you can contact me via call, email (anytime) or whatever suits you I’ll be glad to talk about it with you in detail. My contact details Cell phone :+923111771771 Email

by: Khurram Asif

Sign language recognition "deaf Siri"

Same concept as Siri but for the deaf, it can recognize and read sign language.

by: Nyguen Tao


Dear Visionaries, Today tourism is common and crucial part of our life that is closely connected to exploring, observing, learning, relaxing, enjoying, and etc. On the other hand, it is open to series of multiple business‘s related opportunities with high level of returning in equity. Every year millions of people all around the globe are spending over trillion US$ in this sphere of the world economy and that tendency appears to increase with nearly 5% annually. What also we know for sure is that today there has not been developed a perfect system for rational and efficiently cultivation of this business, which in way would complete the missing link between the one who supplies and the one who demands. A new vision is needed. The world of globalization requires the appearance of much more complicated and much more sophisticated travel-guide system, which people can hold in their bare hands. A system which would help individuals, couples, and groups of people to easily achieve the most optimal way of spending their precious time and gain the maximum enjoyment of what they like best. The main cores of this innovative system, planning, organizing, executing (logistics), educating, and enjoying, will complete each other and enclose the perfect circle in the philosophy of travel. And all that completion we can recreate in today‘s called hand-held device. iGT (i-Guide-Traveller) We live with time. iBrainpopped by: Ventsi Tsekov

by: Ventsi Tsekov

blue tooth or wifi calender

A digital wifi or blue tooth calender.when your on your cell phone set a event on your calender and it goes to your digital calender at home or vice versa.share pics and events

by: neal eslinger

Something inspiring

I have an idea that I have been thinking about for a week or so it involves new technology in Apple but I think would really make a big difference in everyday like feel free to email me if you have questions or would like to do it at

by: Wyatt earnest

Naming pictures

In our analog family albums we can name pictures! Fantastic! But on Apples OS x this is not possible!? Shame on you!

by: Pelle Petter Dahl