Alas, the new iPhone will not look like this sexy design concept

Alas, the new iPhone will not look like this sexy design concept
Despite the fact that Apple hasn’t even announced the iPhone 5 yet, the multitude of leaks have given us a pretty good idea on what to expect. And what we can expect is a phone that will share almost all of the same design language of the iPhone 4/4S, but with a taller screen. With this year’s model already a seemingly known quantity, French design company NAK Studio has created a concept design for a much larger design refresh, something along the lines of an iPhone 6.

In their concept design NAK Studio suggests a fairly major departure, moving the home button from the place it has long held at the bottom bezel to the side of the device. Doing so allows them to push the screen up into the size range of the Galaxy SIII without making the phone nearly as large. Of course removing the bezel could lead to accidental touches of the screen as you hold it, so they address this somewhat by rounding the edges of the phone – almost akin to the iPhone 3G/3GS, albeit cut off by a flat iPhone 4/4S back.

The result is something that’s very new and different, yet still feels distinctly “Appley”. It’s probably too radical of a design change to actually come to fruition, but it’s sure lovely to behold.





source: NAK Studio via Pocket-Lint

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38 Comments

1. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Not bad. Not bad at all. Good looking Device.

26. MeoCao unregistered

Who need this, we have Note 2.

2. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

It does look nice. Unfortunately, looks aren't everything anymore.

15. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I assume that's a spec war comment? Looks still matter to some. Especially when hardware can handle most software we throw at it. Then focus can be placed elsewhere, like making this sleek looking phone. Definitely an android guy but this does look like a phone worth having. At least hardware wise....

22. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I just said looks aren't everything. Specs are very important nowadays. Looks and feel for me a near second to what bang I can get for my buck.

3. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

actually looks good. hmmm apple didn't make this

4. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I like a lot.

5. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

For some reason the design reminds me a lot of the HTC HD2.

6. Hemlocke unregistered

Useless. One-handed operation would be almost impossible with no bezel.

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

One handed use is fine if the phone is small enough. For me, I can use a 4.3" phone and not even come close to touching the screen. If this is just a 4" phone I'm sure most anyone could do it. Either you have fat hands, tiny hands, hold your phone weird, or just repeating whatever nonsense you've heard. There are exceptions to most everything, especially phones.

35. ffaarrooqq

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yes you are right.... we can handle this phone with one handed. Even I am using my s3 [4.8] with one hand.

7. MattAdorno

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

I actually kinda like the idea of the home button on the side, your hand is right there anyways.

8. YaIphoneiscool

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

OMG OMG Sweet baby come to me!

9. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

iPhone 5 will be delay again and again for shortage on supplies.

10. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

looks like BIG SAMSUNG NOTE IJS plus the sam os sw boring

11. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Lovely design!!! Wish apple makes this kind of beautiful devices :)

12. Apple-Royally-

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

This is a dream. Never ever concept design phones will be available to the public.

36. ffaarrooqq

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2011

This concept designs will be available to public in future.

13. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

i don't like the apple

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The one thing that kills it.

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Kinda looks like the galaxy note,perhaps what the galaxy note 3 will actually look like when Samsung makes the bezel decrease further. It does looks nice! This design however would involve way too much effort and expense on Apples part for this years handset. Apple could actually want the iphone to look like this in about 4 years time but they will progress each handset each year incrementally year after year till design is achieved.

19. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

this looks 50x better than the galaxy note

24. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Almost every fan concept render ever made look alot better than actual phone models.

31. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

This looks exactly like the Galaxy note, get your head out of your ass and stop being a fanboy.

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

fanboy? Last time I checked this thing isn't real so don't be a dumbass. The note has a similar shape, but let's not pretend the note is as beautiful and well-designed as this. Don't you think saying it looks "exactly" like the Galaxy note is a bit of a stretch? Even andro says concepts renders are made to " look a lot better".

18. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Even if this was real-- I still wouldn't buy it.

20. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

If only iOS was worth the purchase..

21. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I love this article. Wish there were many more of them to open eyes of blind iFans. Wish there were 100s of these, how iPhone could look like if Apple gave a bit of s..t and tried to change design. Instead iFans are going to be stuck with the same old design for another year.Hahaha

23. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Copy of Note 2. Samsung will sue and win

25. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Nice looks.!!

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