Rumours of Apple working on a cheaper iPhone model have been in circulation for quite some time now, with analysts claiming such an approach is the only way the company can ensure growth in its mobile business. It’s unclear whether or not Apple will heed this advice, but if it does we’d expect to see some sort of differentiation between the iPhone Mini and the company’s traditional flagship. If it does could we be looking at something similar to this?
A more premium-looking iPhone with an edge-to-edge Retina Display, this concept is one of the best-looking we’ve seen to date, tying in well with Apple’s current design language but adding enough alterations – slimmer overall build, a softer more rounded shape – to really set it apart from the iPhone 5.
This is the from the same designer as the previous images and is designed to show how a larger black iPhone 6 model and a smaller iPhone 5S would look next to the current iPhone 5 model. Overall, the concept shows a smarter, sleeker-looking handset, one that no longer features a Home button and appears to be a lot slimmer. We hope the actual device ends up looking something like this – take note Jony Ive.
n iPhone with a 3D projector sounds nuts but Apple does have a patent for this type of technology, which means we could see it implemented inside a handset at some point. It’s not the first time we’ve see a concept like this either. Earlier in the year a video appeared of an iPhone with a holographic keyboard and the ability to project a display out in front of it. We probably won’t see this type of technology inside the next iPhone but with new patents being filed every week, the future is starting to look very interesting indeed.
This one looks like the Sony Xperia Arc…
Another more conservative estimation of what Apple’s next iPhone will look like, number six is perhaps too close to the iPhone 5 to be considered a concept in the truest sense of the word. Apple is known for its love of incremental updates, however, so this could be the handset we see launched in June. Sad but true, we know.
That’s more like it! Big, bold, and minus a Home button. As concepts go, this one ties in very closely with numbers two and three. The display looks huge, perhaps around 4.5-inches, and the overall finish is very classy being true to Apple’s style but infinitely more polished than the iPhone 5.
Softer corners, slim profile, and a glassy finish – a theme we’ve seen a great deal of so far, but is it one Apple will acknowledge aboard the actual iPhone 5S and iPhone 6?
Last but not least, the square iPhone concept. On first inspection the iPhone Square looks decent with its uber slim proportions and angular corners. After a longer study, however, we have to admit we find this design rather ugly. It’s too extreme and doesn’t really tie in with Apple’s design principles. The Home button also looks gross with a bizarre white circle in it.