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?
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?
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?
Jsus is the same designer that showed us the Xperia Play 2 concept and some other very interesting designs. Now he’s back with an iPhone concept, that promises a revolution and uses a slightly curved back. Notice the big departure from the small rounded volume buttons on the iPhone 4S to the unified volume button here.
The physical Home button is still here and I can’t say that this iPhone 5 design is shocking or game changing. What’s really a nice touch and interesting detail is the fact that the Apple logo here resembles the one for the WWDC 2012 invitation, hinting at a possible launch of the new iPhone there. From what I’ve heard at WWDC 2012 we will be seeing iOS 6.0 and some new MacBooks, but no new iPhone. Anyway, this new iPhone is certainly something that Apple would do, since it doesn’t stray from past design lines and it’s still pretty classy.
The only problem I have here is that the device seems a bit too thick, since it has a 3 layer design: the screen panel area, the metallic frame and the back cover, that seem to create a bulkier than usual iPhone. Anything special you’d like to change about it?
Federico Ciccarese just sent me one of his designs, a new iPhone 5 render, that he created taking into account all the rumors floating around about the next generation of Apple handset. The key concept here was elegance and a curved form factor that Apple hasn’t approached just yet, at least not on the iPhone.
As you remember older iMacs were big on curves and the first iPhones were also pretty curved. With the iPhone 4 came a more rectangular approach, those nifty round buttons and no trace of curves. Now, Federico wants a curved back iPhone and most likely a curved display as well. I suppose this is a quad core iPhone, since that’s what the rumors are saying. Also, the camera is probably the same 8 megapixel affair, that’s evolved enough to be kept that way for a year or two, maybe with a 3D option thrown in for fun.
I also expect yet another GPU bump for the phone, for even more impressive gaming on the smartphone. Also, as you can see the Apple logo on the back lights up, a feat that people have dreamt of having on the iPhones and iPads for a while. This can also be done with a special hardware tweak, but that’s another story. So, what do you say? Is there any chance that Tim Cook and co will go with a curved Apple phone?
Shaik Imaduddin just sent me an iPhone 5 concept that features a tiny round touchscreen for a Home button. This function is used particularly for notifications, with phone, messages, email and more being shown in that area. Swiping up from the Home button will launch the associated application and this touch area will show the weather or time while in sleep mode.
As far as the new iPhone design is concerned, it looks like an average rectangle to me, maybe with rounded bottom and top edges, but I can’t tell that from the angle these renders were done. Also, the bezel seems pretty thin, which is always a step forward towards achieving that rumored edge to edge display that everyone was raving about in 2011. As far as the touch home button is concerned, it would really be an useful feature, especially if you added some luminous pattern to it, triggered by the music from the iPod app.
It could also show the Apple logo lighting up when the handset starts, just like some people had the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone glowing at startup through customization. with some extra messing around, you could also implement sort of viewfinder function for this secondary touchscreen, to work with the camera… so much stuff you can do with it!
The same guy who created this beautiful iPhone 6 concept is back with an iPhone 5 design. Chris Youn, from Flushing, New York gives us a next generation Apple handset with a 3D Crystal touchscreen, a 16 megapixel camera and a faster Bluetooth technology on board. It also has a strong 2.6GHz processor and it can provide up to 24 hours of video playback.
This iPhone 5 concept guarantees up to 52 hours of audio playback , so it must have an impressive battery and I wonder how Apple managed to fit that in, but this is a mere design after all. The handset measures 0.38 inches in thickness and its volume buttons are very interesting and futuristic. Notice how the phone appears to get wider at the top and its slightly curved upper and lower edge. Somehow this reminds a bit of the Nokia X7, but with a more rounded approach.
I’m more interested in those cute speakers that are bundled with the phone here, since they look really nice… What do you say?
Bob Freking is becoming some sort of a household name here at Concept Phones, since he just sent us a couple more handset designs. One of them is the iPhone 5 seen below, which the designer claims that Apple won’t name this way. This phone comes with an incredible new Retina Display, with a 4 inch diagonal and a 1400 x 960 pixel resolution with an incredible resulting 424 ppi.
We’ll get futuristic iPhone with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and iOS 6.0. There’s also a 13 megapixel camera on board with dual LED Flash and support for 1080p video, but on an improved level when compared to the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 design also includes a 2 megapixel camera with HD 720p capture, as well as an impressive quad core Apple A6 chipset made by Intel and clocked at 1.66GHz.
Expect more innovative functions from iOS 6 and if I were to guess some I’d say facial recognition, new gesture recognition input, maybe even some widgets in the UI and an evolved notification area. As far as design goes, this iPhone 5 concept is so rounded and curved that it reminds me of the Galaxy Nexus a bit. What do you think?