iPhone Concept is Totally Circular and Feels Like a Badge of Sorts

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I’ve seen rounded phone concepts before, even iPhone concepts, but I never get what they’re about. The format of the 2016 handset is pretty much set in stone and the game changing won’t come from a circular device. But that doesn’t stop a part of me from liking these handsets. Maybe I’m broken…

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This circular iPhone concept comes from Sohl Lee and as usual for such a device I’d say it would work excellently as both a phone and something to strap a belt to and use as a watch. The device is slim, has a metal body and seems to display apps in a cross pattern, rather than a floating cloud, like on the Apple Watch, which would work better on this format. Sometimes this handset feels a bit like a badge to wear on your clothes or pin to a backpack.

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The port and speakers at the “bottom” look interesting to say the least and I have a hard time picturing someone holding this unit while taking a picture with the back camera. But then again, I’ve seen stranger devices getting traction. People have been using banana shaped phones and hamburger shaped house phones indoors for years now.

And apparently people consider Salvador Dali’s lobster phone art…

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[via Behance]

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  • 1stkorean

    Looks like a Sony Disc Player