Concept video of Apple iPhone 5 shows "rubber band" electronics; Apple acquires fingerprint firm

Concept video of Apple iPhone 5 shows
Aatma Studio is known for its concept videos of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. Now, the studio has made its own mockup of the Apple iPhone 5 that includes a fingerprint scanner and something they call "rubber band" electronics. The latter is obviously accomplished through a combination of editing and filming angles.

Will we ever see something like "rubber band" electronics in the future? Imagine being able to have a smartphone that converts into a tablet with a simple gesture. As for the fingerprint scanning, Apple is actually one-step closer to offering this on its mobile devices thanks to its proposed purchase of AuthenTec. The company's board is expected to agree to a $365 million purchase next month by the Cupertino based firm.

AuthenTec produces mobile phone security technology including a 2D fingerprint sensor it is developing for the Apple iPhone, according to merger documents filed with the SEC. If a fingerprint scanner is not included in this year's model, it would appear that next year's Apple iPhone will include one. AuthenTec has a development contract with Apple that was signed this past July and expires September 2013 which would be when we could expect to see the unveiling of the 7th generation Apple iPhone.

But we are obviously jumping the gun. We haven't even seen the 6th generational model yet. One thing we can say with certainty is that "rubber band" electronics won't be a feature on it.

source: YouTube via AllThingsD, TheGuardian

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I wish I can turn my phone into a tab with my two fingers...

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about fingerprint scanning, Motorola ATRIX already use Biometric Fingerprint Scanning Technology. :)

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

But obviously not on the screen.

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, not on the screen.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and that's why i bought my motorola atrix great feature

2. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

So does the battery also increase?

3. Waffleny

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I'm sure the finger print scanning, whether it be a 6th or 7th gen feature, will not work great. It seems like how they did voice search at first. A friend of mine has an iPhone 3Gs and we still like to see what kind of bad results voice search comes up with.

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011


5. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I thought that was going to be interesting. My mistake.

7. Cacharoes

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Asus has a concept on a screen size changing feature, on a device referred to as Iris they showed it at CES 2010. By pulling the corners the device can be changed to whatever size you want, Among other things. Adoptable devices would be cool, though it would probably be a while till we got them.

8. dreeemer

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Even tho i hate apple, fingerprint unlocking ur phone Would be interesting! And, hard to defeat...

11. Savage unregistered

Just like Siri was the selling point of iPhone 4S, this fingerprint scanner might be for the iPhone....... 5S I'm guessing. Question is, what secret new feature does Apple have for the iPhone 5?

13. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Keep dreaming...

18. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Am I watching horror movie trailer?

20. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

As much as I love concept videos and pictures, the rubber band stretching is too far fetched.

23. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

I am not partisan about much, i am bi-partisan. I use Android and grateful that Samsung launches its international version in my country. Bought the newipad 1 month ago but unable to use because itunes wants credit card no and i dont want to give credit card no. I used US address, since my siblings live there and us address helps in downloading music thats free. I will never download paid app, it wants international credit card but my country does not allow full convertibility to save foreign currency . Yet i am stuck like that. is that fair? I found out that there are many who have not used their apple device for upto a year because of id and itune and crap+s**t. THANK GOD FOR ANDROID. ..THANK YOU GOOGLE AND SAMMY AND OTHERS. I am connected to the world...Apple is adifficult boorish experience. .... and this is the case worlwide

26. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

PINCH to ENLARGE iPhone... hahahaha.... BIG LOL xD

27. soldiernation

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

I have to admit I laughed pretty damn hard at that phone turning into a tablet.

28. tech_lover

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

i wish he had pinched in more...then this concept would have vanished!!!

29. edmundzea

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

this is just stupid .lol.who thought of that concept .lmao

30. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I must say that the elastic feature would be great but I don't see Apple doing this. The closest to this is Maybe Samsung with its bendable display if it can design bendable microprocessors and LTE chips. Now that would be Innovation.

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