If you click the name of Ben Ling, you’ll see that he designed a bunch of very interesting concepts, especially Sony ones. Now he’s back with an iPhone 5 mockup, one that involves a 4.8 inch Retina Display with Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen. It also has a quad core 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 processor on board.
There’s a 12 megapixel camera with LED flash at the back and the screen I mentioned above gives you 391 ppi, a very impressive performance. This iPhone 5 does HD video recording (1080p) and there’s also a front 2 megapixel camera with 1080p capture as well. iOS 6.0 runs the show here and we get iCloud and a standard Li-Po 1910 mAh battery, as well as 2 GB of RAM. 16/32/64 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.0 fill in the gaps. This iPhone 5 concept measures 8.7 mm in thickness and weighs 130 grams.
The latest rumors say that the new iPhone will only be a 4 inch affair, so we’re far from the huge diagonal of this mockup. Also, keep an eye out for the September 12th announcement of the iPhone 5, since it’s coming soon enough!
How do you feel when there’s something resembling a bug or a spider attached to your hand and functioning like a phone? While it may sound creepy at first, this is what Federico Ciccarese proposes for his latest design: some sort of bracelet phone acting as the iPhone 5 of the moment.
Since we have no specifications, allow me to speculate: for starters the metal legs that wrap around your hand shouldn’t heat easily and they should be light, maybe some sort of aluminium. Also, the screen would be flexible and very resilient, probably with a 3 inch diagonal or close to that and HD resolution. Inside there should be a dual core CPU, the A5X, enough for processing data on such a small device. There’s also a Facetime camera on board and a version of iOS 6.0 for smaller screens.
There’s also a phone feature as shown here and the brand new Apple Maps. The maps area has a 3D option and it looks very appealing on this iPhone 5 bracelet concept. From what I’ve seen so far online, this project has many haters. Open your minds people! Simply imagine if this were real how different the approach to normal phones would be. A couple of years ago the Google Glasses could have seemed silly, now everyone is going crazy about them. Why shouldn’t the Apple Bracelet make it big?
Dakota Adney created a very interesting iPhone 5 commercial, actually using a concept iPhone. This is a transparent phone with a projector system for the virtual keyboard and a quad core CPU inside. The laser projection keyboard seems pretty comfortable and the handset is incredibly thin.
The transparent screen area comes into play nicely when taking pictures and also we’re given a showcase of some photo editing and Instagram action. iOS 6.0 is in board and the evolved Siri as well. The designer imagined a new iClear Retina Display, with sharp imagines, better resolution, transparency and augmented reality. So, we’re dealing with an all glass transparent iPhone, that adopts glass as the main material for its smoothness and firmness and the fact that it doesn’t mess with the radio signal.
Also, it makes the shell waterproof and if you want to know more about the laser keyboard, you can activate two projectors on the side of the phone and work with the virtual UI projected on the flat surface nearby. And now here’s the video:
Yesterday the web was taken by storm by a series of images that even Gizmodo claimed were pictures of the real iPhone 5. Turns out they were actually some brilliant renders made by Martin Utrecht in an application called Rhinoceros 3D. He did such a fantastic job, that you’ll swear these images depict a real phone:
Martin created a New iPhone with a bigger display, different docking solutions at the bottom (wireless pins + microUSB or 30 pin solution) and an all black case. The handset has a black matte back and a metal ring around the borders, plus a glass facade. The buttons don’t appear to have changed that much and to me it looks like the camera sensor is a bit bigger. Also the main panel at the back is separated from the upper and lower side. And now allow me to speculate: 4.1 inch display with 1136 x 7xx resolution (not sure here), an 8 MP cam at the back or maybe even a 10MP one, inside a quad core Apple A6 processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Add to that the freshly previewed iOS 6.0 with better Siri and FaceTime via cellular, plus the Apple Maps application, new Facebook integration and all the other goodies and you’re all set. Will Apple surprise us with anything else this fall? Or will the new smartphone look like this iPhone 5 concept?
The folks of JoyStudios showed me a new iPhone 5 concept, that runs iOS 6.0 and is based on a design that follows the recent rumors about the handset. As you can see, this iPhone is more rounded and longer than the previous one and its metal frame seems to be more pronounced.
The device comes with a new MagSafe port, LTE connectivity that makes it a world phone and a 720p 4 inch Retina Display. It also has a 12 megapixel iSight camera at the back and inside there’s a dual core Apple A5X chip. The headphone jack has been moved at the bottom, just like the rumors are saying right now. Other than that I can’t seem to spot any changes in UI and there’s no trace of the rumored Apple iMaps preinstalled here. Anyway we’ll get a piece of the puzzle sorted out on Monday, June 11th, when WWDC 2012 kicks off.
Apple is rumored to be previewing iOS 6.0 on this occasion and maybe even the iPad Mini or iPhone 5. Will it look anything like this concept? What do you think?
The senior editor, creative director and 3D artist of iTopnews.de, Toby Kick imagined the way the New iPhone 2012 would look like and came up with the concept below. This mockup is based on the rumors that have appeared on the web regarding the iPhone 5 and we also have some specs to look at. Just so you know, iTopnews.de is one of the leading German weblogs abut Apple, apps and iPhone topics.
The new iPhone features a bigger screen, slimmer waistline, iOS 6.0, LTE connectivity and an aluminum backside. This sixth gen Apple handset measures 58.6mm in width, 115.2mm in height and 7.1mm in depth. It’s got a 4 inch Retina widescreen OLED display, 4G LTE and a smaller aluminum frame. Its backside is made from aluminum, finalized with piano lacquer in black or white. iOS 6.0 offers a new top bar with local weather and notification summary and it also adopts a new arrangement, that involves five columns.
There are 5 apps in the overall line from “Phone” to “Music” and you also get a Homescreen Indicator with new Swipe to Siri functionality. People are talking about a smaller dock connector, but this concept doesn’t seem to adopt these ideas, leaving them to the rumors area. This new for iOS 6 is interesting: a larger screen that offers a 5th column of apps and that customizable top bar with widgets are all things we could see at WWDC 2012. What do you think about this mockup?
And here’s yet another iPhone 5 design, this one based on the long time rumored edge to edge display. This time the screen feels as if it’s actually a piece of glass fit between two metal parts, because of the lack of side bezel. Also, looking at the phone from its profile reveals a sort of a mini display, as shown here. The concept was created by Sira Design.
This iPhone 5 concept features a dual core Apple A6 processor, a 9 megapixel iSight camera and iOS 6. iCloud is also in the mix and New Siri as well. The screen diagonal is 4 inches and we’ve got a bunch of new icons to work with. What’s interesting is that in the screen diagonal area it says “4.0 + 0.5”. Is that 0.5 actually the side screen I was talking about or is this a 4.5 inch iPhone? Anyway I love this design and it’s so simple and lacks any unnecessary complications.
Hopefully with so much glass used on it, there’s still room for a decent battery. I remind you that the iPhone 5 is rumored to launch this fall and we could see its OS, iOS 6.0 being previewed next month at WWDC 2012. Excited about that? On the Sira Design page it actually says that I was right and the sides of the device are actually smaller screens, so the device is even cooler!
We’ve seen our share of iPhone 5 concepts, with some recent models being really stunning, but here’s a fresh one, created by [FUSE]Chicken. This iPhone 5 vision involves an elongated Home button and a rectangular design, plus a 4 inch display, a widescreen one actually.
This iPhone 5 measures 7mm in thickness and has a 10 megapixel iSight camera at the back, plus a 5MP one at the front. The interesting aspect here is the inclusion of quad speakers for stereo in landscape and portrait. The headphone jack was also placed in a central position. I like the metallic edges of this model, but I’m not such a big fan of the volume buttons, that look like those on a toy phone, to be honest. The way the metal area around the device is slightly sloped makes it look like a precious item, a very nice feat.
On a side note, the metallic wire thing that props up the phone in some pictures is also very interesting and elegant. An iPhone like this would be a luxury item, that’s for sure, but will it appeal to real Apple fans? What do you say?
You may remember that some days ago we’ve shown you a liquidmetal quad core iPhone concept created by Antoine Brieux, well in fact only its metal frame. Now, the concept is back in finished form. Meet the iPhone 5 Liquidmetal unit, with a quad core Apple A6 chip and much more goodies detailed after the break.
The device uses a 4.5 inch widescreen display, a 10 megapixel camera and a virtual Home Button. There’s also an embedded SIM card and obviously the Liquidmetal case, that measures only 7.9 mm in thickness. When turned around in landscape mode, the phone’s virtual Home button is gone to make more room for video watching/gaming. I have to say that the format of this iPhone concept is very appealing, especially with the device having metallic edges and a shiny back that’s probably protected by either ceramics or liquidmetal as well.
This glossy phone is certainly the kind of evolution that Apple would offer us this fall, when the real iPhone 5 comes out. Not sure if the 8MP camera of the iPhone 4S needs any revamp, since it’s great just the way it is. This supposed iOS 6 unit would certainly be more sturdy than its predecessors, that’s for sure. What do you say? Do you want a metallic iPhone or some other material?
With the recent rumors concerning a possible use of LiquidMetal for the next iPhone, designer Antoine Brieux decided to create a concept based on that idea. Thus, he came up with the iPhone 5 LiquidMetal device, that he’ll show us later on. For now we only have this teaser, of the beautiful frame that the iPhone 5 will be based on.
As far as I know Liquidmetal is an alloy used by Apple to make those tiny sharp keys that allow you to pull out the SIM tray on the iPhones. The advantages of this material are high tensile strength, great corrosion resistance and anti wearing ability. In spite of the name, this is by no means a liquid metal… It’s also a pretty new material, being introduced for commercial use in 2003 and being used on golf clubs, watches and cellphone covers. The main advantage is the high strength to weight ratio, so maybe the next iPhone will finally be able not to crack and die when it’s dropped on the floor.
Antoine’s iPhone 5 frame concept looks fantastic and I really can’t wait to see the whole thing. I imagine it’s a shiny piece of work and there’s plenty or room for a big camera sensor in there, so maybe the cam has been updated too. We’ll see…