Next iPhone concept render hints what Apple could do with that extra screen space in a new design
The Apple Conspiracy crew just sent us a nice piece of concept render work, which incorporates everything we've heard about the design of the next iPhone so far from various sources, commencing with the rumor that started circulating the other day about the 4" screen with 640x1136 pixels, and the extra app icon row.
We've been reporting on a larger screen possibility since last spring, but it turned out those whispers might have been about the work on the 2012 iPhone, which allegedly had Steve Jobs involved until the last moment, not the iPhone 4S that was unveiled last year.
We've also been hearing about the eventual sub-8mm thickness, made possible by the use of in-cell touchscreen panel, which fuses the touch layer directly into the screen, and with which we heard today Sony might be making inroads as Apple supplier.
We are not that sold on the whole Liquidmetal possibility, since experts say the material is a few years away from being used for a unibody chassis in anything like the iPhone, so if the next Apple handset has a metal body indeed, it might be just good ol' aluminum or some kind of alloy.
In any case, have a look at how the interface might look like with the new vertical pixels stack and the 16:9 format, and tell us what you think.