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iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus concept dreams about future Apple devices with a clickable touchpad

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iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus concept dreams about future Apple devices with a clickable touchpad
Apple might still be the gold industry standard for design and product excellence, but it must be feeling the heat as its shares are sinking lower and lower, and even loyal fanalysts start wishing for some Android features to arrive on iOS. What’s more - with a ton of new Android devices, the Apple iPhone might have a tough challenge to overcome.

That’s where ideas like this one might help. A really impressive concept imagined by French website Nowhere Else and brought to Photoshop reality courtesy of Dutch designer Martin Hajek, this iPhone concept shows one possible way for Apple to impress with the new iPhone.

The idea revolves around a touchpad-like, wide button that is also sensitive to touch instead of the round Apple home key. That wide and narrow button takes the whole space below the screen and looks very sleek. 

The concept dreams of a wide touchpad-like touch-sensitive and clickable home button

The concept dreams of a wide touchpad-like touch-sensitive and clickable home button

While it is a huge departure from what we are used to, it could be worth it freeing up space for an even larger screen and a more balanced overall look of the device.

Of course, the concept also adds a splash of imagination with a fully edge-to-edge display with no bezel, something that is rather impossible. Still, these are some images Apple designers should definitely look at. Hajek has made numerous concept images for Apple, and all of them have impressed with their creative ideas and meticulous finish, we just wonder how Apple has not yet recruited him.

source: Nowhere Else

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posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:34 24

1. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


this actually looks pretty good.apple should certainly take some cues from this concept.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:59 17

10. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Just wait till people start saying that Apple copied HTC One :D

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:19 4

16. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


=P obviously they will.people seem to take inspiration in the form of blatant copying.and they always seem to forget there's a huge difference between 'copying' and 'resembling'.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 08:52 4

27. Izoe (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


tell that to apple

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 08:57

28. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


no, it doesn't look like the htc one
infact, people are saying that htc one looks like the the bbz10

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:01 1

29. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


it looks like a modified version of ipod touch 4g

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:58 3

38. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Apple is getting so irrelevant nowadays. They are no longer the master of innovation.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 20:03

43. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


why did you put "g" at the end?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 08:21

23. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


these are concepts but its a matter of fact that WHATEVER apple will create, will sell in millions!! thats cause there are millions of iSheeps... and TBH, the build quality of apple's products is unmatched! like the retarded-ness of their design engineers is unmatched! apple should definitely change its self now and android world should really be prepared for that cause if apple changes its products and brings versatility in its products, oh Boy, Android world would get a very bad bad bump...
cause android has been successful over the past years just because of its versatility in products, the wide range of products and apple has yet not gone for that approach...
im really looking forward to android Key Lime Pie and it should be really the game changer in real terms cause apple will strike back even more severely cause of the tough competition from sammy!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 08:21 3

24. PhoenixWright (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


>If Apple does follow through with this design then I'd be shocked and impressed.

>>Plus if Apple adds customization features like android or more, then I'd be very impressed and gonna think of buying one.

>>>Lastly if Apple makes it sturdy enough and strike a deal with Liquipel (like what Nokia with P2i during the WMC), then they could also water-resist their phone which I'd drool over and buy if I had the cash :D

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:11

30. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


They actually look really good external design wise,very sleek,
except for the same old ios ui interface of course lol

Ironic thing of these ifan renders is that androids like the s4 will more than likely look very similar to these concept renders this year,while the iphone wont resemble a design like this for at least 2-3 years.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:53

35. jonartpop (Posts: 186; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


I agree, it's just beautiful and very futuristic. Plus if Apple made new UI that'd be better. I doubt Apple would even take some cues.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:36 21

2. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


first one looks like s3......

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:00 5

11. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


True.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:18 4

15. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Apple's copying the product of the company they're suing..

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:38

19. rajagopalan.k (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


I think apple wants the people waiting for the samsung's new flagship to think that this is the s4 and sell them the above devices....
afterall
this is what they said when the s2 had "rounded corners(TM)"

TM- trademarked, patented and punishable by serious $$$ charges.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:13

31. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


The render on the right could easily be this years s4 external design. Ifans are allowed to dream iguess

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:40 11

3. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


nah...looks like HTC butterfly...
galaxy S IV!!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:42 5

4. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Nice concept. With the white top and bottom and an edge to edge screen in the middle it reminds me of the HTC One.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:43 9

5. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Not bad. The silver trim reminds me of a S3. I think Apple might have hurt themselves a little bit. With all the court battle and crying they have done with the "design" of their product, anything "new" from them would just be a copy off of another company phone. I am personally, growing tired of all these plain squares company are putting out. I would like to see some more design elements to a phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 14:15

40. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I agree.. Apple has painted themselves into a corner here.

In the phone industry we've about seen it all by now as far as form factor goes.. if Apple deviates AT ALL from their current shape, lawyers from other OEMs will be on them like my dog when she sees an unattended pizza.. CHOMP!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:47 5

6. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


well right now i am waiting for s4 ( yep comes from an apple user ) then would see what would apple bring. If apple fails... then sammy here i come.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:00 1

12. Skiman (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Its a bit late now, they already have failed, only sheep still buy iphones, they are playing catchup, there current phone stinks

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:49 2

7. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


+1 for round edges.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:57

8. shy2papa (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Nice :)

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:59 2

9. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Just wait till people start saying that Apple copied HTC One :D

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:15 3

13. lyndon420 (Posts: 4558; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Apple is copying the htc One.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:35 1

18. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


How is apple copying the HTC One, when these mockups are not from, or by apple? You then contradict yourself with comment #14. C'mon Lyndon you can do better.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:16 2

14. lyndon420 (Posts: 4558; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Concept looks good, so it most likely won't be made by fruit.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:24 2

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Looks like HTC phone with Apple logo to me

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