Apple iPhone 7 concept video imagines a grown-up handset with ultrathin bezels

Apple iPhone 7 concept video imagines a grown-up handset with ultrathin bezels
This year's iPhone 6s is old story in Rumorland, so let's switch over to the iPhone 7, said one concept phone designer, and created the video you see below. By now, most everything important about the iPhone 6s has been tipped - it will (naturally) come in the chassis of the iPhone 6, but built with the much tougher 7000-series aluminum alloy.

It will eventually have a higher display resolution, and a Force Touch screen tech, as confirmed by Bloomberg, allowing the panel to recognize different levels of pressure applied by your fingertips, distinguishing between a light tap and a continuous press, just like on the Apple Watch. The phone is also expected to get a mighty boost in the camera department, with a 12 MP camera that comes with an RGBW sensor for better color reproduction and low-light performance.

This is all fine and dandy, but if the exterior stays the same, as usual with Apple's bi-annual design upgrades, what can we expect from the iPhone 7, or whatever Apple decides to name it next year. Well, according to the concept designer SCAVidsHD, it will resemble a MacBook exterior, and come with a single rear camera with 16 MP resolution and OIS technology, plus an 8 MP frontal shooter. Despite that we are talking the iPhone 7, the artist has pegged the screen to be 5.5 inches - as big as on the current iPhone 6 Plus, but with much narrower bezels, which would make it more palm-friendly. Naturally, it will be running iOS 10, which by that time should be the law of the land. What do you think, is there a chance that Apple would release its bread-and-butter model with such a large display, if it achieves a stellar screen-to-body ratio?


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36 Comments

1. LuckySwitz

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Fanboys in 3.. 2.. 1........

11. waddup121 unregistered

iPhone Meizu 7

36. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

total meizu rip-off!

2. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

phone looks ridiculous .... As an iphone user i like stock iphone design way better than these concept anyway nice concept

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31545; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed! I love the simplistic approach to the iPhones design, although they could make the top bezel a little smaller.

5. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

yeah .... They should but as long it is manageable it is good for me

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31545; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's very manageable

21. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i find it's great with the current iPhone's design, 6 Plus is quite too big though. i have this LG G2, it's not that comfortable to use. IMHO, we still need bezel in our phone for a comfortable use.

29. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Completely agreed. The iPhone is already a beautiful phone and while yes I hope they can thin out the bezels a bit, it's still a very easy to use device(even the 6 Plus).

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31545; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Boy, I'm glad that's a concept and not the real deal.

8. Simona unregistered

real will never be like concept.. that is only some random ppl vision ideas .. But u would be surprised ho many hundreds of thousands ppl sending pictures to apple and giving them ideas.. But result is still only apples..

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31545; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, that true.

30. dimas

Posts: 3406; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Some concepts are ugly in pictures but looks very good in actual. I thought ZTE Nubia Z9 was ugly but their zero bezel side and the comfort on hand was awesome. Vice versa when I saw htc m9 and lg g4, I think they have ugly inconvenient to hold handsets.

6. Simona unregistered

I like the back .. I like when back is nice metal and 100% (no stupid lines no glass dividers etc) But what I criticise is that stupid home button ! why still physical home button It is now 2015 where ''touch'' must be used on 100%

12. gaming64 unregistered

Not all people and sexy-arse chick models appreciate physical buttons. And seriously, you appreciate the design? WTF? Well your opinion. I wont judge.

13. gaming64 unregistered

*on-screen buttons.

20. msibinb

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Ok madam/sir we will sent a letter to the fruit company regarding ur ugly design tastes. Happy?

7. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

If only Apple found a way to shrink the bottom bezel of the iPhone and not interfere with TouchID...

9. Simona unregistered

that's what I said the home btn suposed to be IN the display so iOS software button

10. gaming64 unregistered

My eyes bled. Isn't combining a beZelles front with a fugly HTC back gross enough.

16. joee0208

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

This looks more like a Mac... ugly.

17. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

it's very likely that apple may get rid of the home button to shrink bezels, but the placement of camera makes no sense. in order to make it even thinner, the camera module would need to go back to the top corner to fit the battery. i think it's very likely that apple will retain the curve design as the existing model with screen wrapped around the edges since they've already invested so much in such design

18. zodd1982

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Come on Phonearena... Stop make posts with never happen and unrealistic concept trash.....

19. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

is that a Lumia X htc One? :')

22. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

the iphone never ever look like this iphone got a bad screen to body ratio how can it jump to bezel less? and still got problem with side protection and also bezel less size sucks cause it can f**k up your screen well for now.

24. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

And that's why you can't (or won't) enjoy what you have right now in your hand... already drooling over something that hasn't been invented yet, and to top it all, with insanely high-over-the-roof expectations...

25. TheIntellectualBadass

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

So you want your iPhone to run Android and have a design like HTC M8? Okay.

26. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I dont like this concept not even for an Android, bezel-less would be great but screens are really sensible to drops...

27. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

PhoneArena... You got this click. This will be the last click ever for a concept article. And, the next two articles I see that I actually find interesting I will refrain from clicking on, just to make up for it. Once upon a time, this site posted material worthwhile to mobile tech for unbiased informative reviews (not always, but more than the current trend), but now? Just click bait, troll bait, reposted adverts. For shame PA, for shame!

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