10 noteworthy iPhone 5 concepts
10 iPhone 5 concepts
Wouldn't it be awesome if the iPhone 5 turns out to be transparent? Perhaps it won't be very practical, but it would definitely be impressive to see in person. Besides, a transparent smartphone means you'd be able to watch your step while texting and walking. Oh, and that holographic virtual keyboard looks pretty neat too.
Why would anyone need an iPad or an iPad mini if they could simply stretch their iPhone to the desired size? Sadly, the iPhone 5 won't be able to do that, but the iPhone 35 may have that functionality.
And here is the iPhone 5 as imagined by NAK Studio – slim, shiny, and attractive as it has always been. In this conceptual iPhone design, the home button has been moved to the side, thus allowing more room on the device's front for an even bigger display.
This is also a concept by NAK Studio, this time with added color variants of the iPhone 5. Don't you think it would have been awesome if the iPhone was available in colors different than black and white, just like some iPod models? We sure do!
Here is what the iPhone 5 would look like, if it were designed to resemble a Magic Mouse – white and curvy. The glow-in-the-dark Apple logo on the device's back is a nice little touch we quite like. Credit goes to the designers at Ciccarese Design who came up with this concept.
With a theoretical thickness of 4 millimeters, this iPhone 5 concept made by Alternative Industries is among the boldest we've come across. The body of this fictional device better be made out of adamantium if it is to survive more than a single drop to the floor.
This iPhone 5 concept appears to be a tribute to the very first iPhone's design, with curved sides and a metallic back plate. Looks pretty nice, although a flush headphone jack would have made this concept much better.
What makes this iPhone 5 concept special is that it incorporates Liquidmetal into the construction of the device. The fancy alloy is not likely to appear on the next iPhone, though, so don't get your hopes up too high.
How about an iPhone 5 with interchangeable lenses? Yeah, somebody came up with a concept like that as well, and it looks too ridiculous to be practical, yet kind of cool in its own crazy way.
And the award for the weirdest iPhone concept goes to Ciccarese Design and their spider-like contraption. As you can see in the video, the user is supposed to attach the device to the back of their hand, which doesn't seem neither like a practical, nor a comfortable solution.
1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
these concepts are the hardest to make. you can't do much with a small screen, a single button, an Apple logo and all and still spell out iPhone.
too bad these designers make good concepts, but Apple will never make them.
check out my renders too at bfconcepts.tumblr.com :) hahaha.
21. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Here's what we have to do....move on!! Actually liked both of NAK's design. Apple should take a look at these renders!! It'll give them ideas better than what the new iphone is supposed to look like...downright ugly!!!
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
Still better than being a brick ay least :D
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
At least... Typo sorry
4. DigitalKiran (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)
Omg iphone is same for last 5 years and you are still taking about worthy concepts s**t happens.
7. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)
I kind of like the look of the Magic Mouse design but I think it'd be horrible to ever set down.
8. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
NAK design look pretty good... but the only thing is, if they go that route, they'll get another rectangular design patent without the round edges. Then it'll be good luck NOKIA.
11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8117; Member since: 14 May 2012)
#9- Honestly? How the hell would you look like a human when the lens are bigger than your face?
13. e.wvu (unregistered)
And they said the note would be uncomfortable in your pocket. Lol.
12. Savage (unregistered)
The third and eighth concepts look refreshing and new. Maintaining the Apple-look with newer design. Although the fourth one is nice even, but a Lumia ripoff.
And here, Apple's just elongating the 4S (According to leaks). -_-
14. onggeo (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Not a big iPhone fan but I like 3, 7, 8.
#4 looks like a Lumia rip-off
15. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
3 is what i was hoping for iPhone 5 , 1 is just unreal, and 6 if one drop on its side would destroy the screen
16. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i like 3, 7, 8 also
5 reminds me of the palm pre design, kinda cool
6 would be cool but they would have to make a switch on the side to disable screen touch or something
17. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 628; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I'm very disappointed PA, our concept is not here :-)
19. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
adamantium?? Somebody lives in a dream?
20. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think that #4 concept was a mock up of lumia phones!