Check out these two concepts: Apple iPhone Air, and Apple iPhone 6 Curve

Check out these two concepts: Apple iPhone Air, and Apple iPhone 6 Curve
Amid talk that Apple is planning on using curved glass for the Apple iPhone 6, the Cupertino based tech giant recently received a patent for a manufacturing process involved in making more responsive screens featuring a curve. Considering that both Samsung and LG have released curved screen smartphones, there is a good possibility that we will see a similar feature on the next iteration of the iPhone.

Italian designers SET Solution have produced a pair of concept iPhone models for your perusal. Besides the curved screen Apple iPhone 6c, the designers took the thin form factor from the new Apple iPad Air and applied it to an iPhone. The actual design cues for Apple's new full-sized slate come from the Apple iPad mini, and the result is a fabulously thin handset that alas, is nothing more than a pipe dream for now. The Apple iPhone Air concept is 3mm at the bottom and tapers down to 1.5mm on top and looks as though it would break if you just looked at it the wrong way. At 70 grams, it would weigh 38% less than the Apple iPhone 5s.

The Apple iPhone 6 Curve offers a dramatic curve, much less gentle than the one employed by LG with the LG G Flex. The buzz around the water cooler is that the new iPhone models will use glass that curves downward at the edges. Of course, we will never know for sure until Apple makes its annual introduction next year of the next-gen iPhone models, whether these early reports are true. In the meantime, you can check out the two concepts by clicking on the videos below.


source: SetSolution (1), (2) via RedmondPie

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68 Comments

70. antifanboy14

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

still an OS built for retards

67. milanmahat

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

Htc one 2 will rule 2014...no chance for other phone...Xperia Z2 also would be great...goodbye Apple and samsung

66. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

o my goodness! with that curved screen for sure their gonna sue samsung for "COPYING" their curved display. lol

61. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Remember when APPLE used to have ideas of their own? Why would they copy LG? Because APPLE does not have any new ideas and a CEO who missed the meaning of creativity. Like I stated before LG, Google and Motorola will take what market share Apple has left in 2014. Get a new CEO APPLE. Fast!

58. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

Okay honestly, the iPhone Air concept is horribly impractical.. I wonder how you are able to operate that with one hand easily and yeah it may be as flimsy as a thin sheet of metal...

50. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

If ANY of these phones (iphone 6c or iphone air) really come out the way they're shown, I'd buy it without a second thought. Though I am looking forward to Note 4, but I'd leave that and buy this iphone air if it comes out exactly the same.

49. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Steve Jobs would laugh if see the IPhone 6C

40. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I don't see Apple implementing a curved display in the near future when they can't even be bothered to support "NFC" or "Inductive Charging". Technologies which are more common & mature than curved displays.

33. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That curved concept is horribly ugly. The Air concept looks nice, but I think it's too thin if that can actually be a complaint. Plus it looks like all aluminum on the back, I thought the reason Apple didn't do that with the 5 and 5s was because of antenna reception. Honestly, Apple can just release a slightly thinner iPhone with a 5" 1080p screen and updated specs with mostly the same physical design of the 5/5s it would be the best selling iPhone of all time. They don't have to do much, just mainly give their customers the larger screen they've been demanding.

37. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

What I see is an Apple version of HTC One that's whatI saw in the Apple Iphone Air Concept

47. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I certainly hope they don't do a 5" phone.

31. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Am I the only one who doesn't see a purpose in the curved display?

30. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

In order to upgrade from my iphone 5 I will need 5'' or 5.2" iPhone, on day one I would upgrade

26. Caukerzee

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

On a serious note now. Doesn't PA normally announce the winners of their polls?? It's almost 2 days now since that poll of phone an tablet of the year was opened. Is it because the note 3 is leading the polls or what?

23. Caukerzee

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

When Samsung or any other company adopts a technology that apple strarted 1st, its copying. When Apple adopts a technology that Samsung or any other tech company starts, they are making the tech better. 1st it was wrap around screen now it's curved displays. Just at my corner observing.

22. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I will explain my point to those that feel "trolled" when someone says that Apple does not innovate - in order to avoid pointless wars between tech-loving users: Apple approached the mass, the most to many technologies. History tells us that all the "innovations" were refurbished already-existing concepts. They made it available for lots who could afford the price tag, they "divulgated" some cool features. They took a technology, many times improved it and it just "worked" Divulgation is important nowadays, not everyone is a nerd and not everyone wants to be it. Apple divulgation also speeded up all the smartphone industry...showed everyone that many features are actually cool and can be used every day. However one thing is "innovation" and one is "divulgation". Please give credit to those that created the technologies first. We are all aware that Wozniak was the tech genius and Jobs someone that knew what people could like for everyday use. Both innovation and divulgation are necessary for progress, but don't mess up the two concepts. Thank you and live long and prosper :)

19. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Sure. a 1.5mm think iphone, at the base, including a touch-id sensor... that would make the screen + touch id sensor + case fit inside a 2mm casing, which is simply not realistic in my opnion. At least not for another 10 years.

17. Amir1 unregistered

i have iphone 3gs and my next phone is definitely not going to be iphone 6. it's going to be sony's 2H 2014 flagship device. bye bye Apple.

25. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

2H???

38. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Yeah, duh, didn't you hear about the new Sony 2H 5.4" screen 3840 x 2160 resolution 815 ppi 64 bit octacore @ 3.75 GHz 6 gigs of RAM smaller bezel than G2 38 megapixel camera with advanced OIS and two xenon flashes and no stupid rear keys

39. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Source please...

62. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

It was a joke man, chill.

43. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

#Chris you forgot 'advanced' 2150 mah battery :D

63. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Thank you for understanding my sarcasm.

44. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Really? 815 ppi? No person can see more than 440 ppi! And I didn't see any 64 bit octacore mobile chip at 4 GHz. Just saying.

65. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

It's sarcasm man

51. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Please tell me you're being sarcastic and the specs aren't real

64. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Sarcasm absolutely, I can't believe I'm having to tell people this.

41. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

2nd half, I'm assuming

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

they're gonna put 1080p screen and powerfull(slightly) gpu and improved battery (not so much) aaaaand behold new iphone!!! dont expect something extraordinary

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