Designer makes LiquidMetal iPhone mockups

Designer makes LiquidMetal iPhone mockups
It's interesting how mockups of the next gen iPhone almost always follow a certain pattern, a pattern which Apple would likely never follow itself. Designer Antoine Brieux has an idea for what a LiquidMetal iPhone 5 will look like, and while it is pretty, it's certainly an unlikely design.

The design itself is quite striking, slick and dramatic, all things that Apple tend to try for, but the design is also using two factors that we can't really expect from the next iPhone: a virtual home button, and a 4.5" screen. While the outside of the iPhone 5 may look just as shiny as Brieux imagines, it's hard to imagine Apple completely removing the iconic home button from the device, and no iPhone rumors have put the screen size any bigger than about 4", so 4.5" seems a bit much. 

Still, it's a nice mockup for sure. Anyway, sorry for interrupting Samsung's day with this. We'll get right back on making sure you have far more info on the Galaxy S III than may be healthy.


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39 Comments

1. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

C'mon why u got to put this right after GSIII ad. Its sad poor iPhone looks bad.

3. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

naw i think this sgs3 party will carry on until a week after the phone will release then the new iphone hype starts and will carry on for the rest of the year... i sense apple winning this cell phone game the sgs3 is nice as hell dont get me wrong but it aint nice enough...

4. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

C'mon why did you reply? samsheep?

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

eAXVAC is banned so it looks like Ur eaxvac but different name

16. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

earwax...haha that was a good nickname... naw i dont think he's eaxvac... this guy above is for team iphone... you know eaxvac was a windows guy... besides you would have seen him put "lol samsheep" on every sgs3 post...

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea too bad he got banned. Today would be like Christmas to him

18. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lmao!!! i agree

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

U made me laugh gsx true...

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea ur kinda right g2g

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

At least it's not made out of plastic.

2. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yeah right!! that phone looks drop dead gorgeous tho!!!

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yea does look amazing

30. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

taco you think it's better to bet on sgs3 1st week sales against iphone 4s against your friend? this time make it clear... sales vs sales.

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't think remix is stupid enough to make that bet but I'm game.

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

you did lose the bet and yet you are still here...you cannot be trusted.

35. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Atliest Chang your name so you don't look like freaking turd.

38. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

An iPhone will never be this good.

6. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ya, bad timing but that mock up does look sweet. If they're smart they'll make it look something like this.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, my wife would buy that phone....

9. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

When I see this design and the innovation if the virtual button, I really wish Apple would take notice. This is the kind of hardware that would garner oohs and aahs from onlookers. The Galaxy S 3 is feature rich, but not anything near as sexy as this concept. In my opinion, you still don't get everything you want in the Galaxy S 3 as far as looks go. This is just gorgeous though.

10. Cosmo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2012

that's one hell of an iPhone! iPhone has ALWAYS been the basis on what smartphones look like; t's very apparent in the phones nowadays! only BlackBerry remains to be original and i bet these 2 giants will be the only ones left in the long run.. android is just to vast.. too many handsets, too many options, too many everything!

29. gragonHDfones unregistered

windows?

12. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Quad core really? i highly doubt that the next iphone 5 will ever have a quad core.

13. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

That's a beautiful looking handset... Unfortunately I'm not big on home buttons, so the design just shy a bit away from perfectionism for me.

14. Cosmo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2012

and im glad PA posted this.. totally a breather! the Galaxy s3's not even worth talking about.. i mean, look at that thing! if i would go Android, i'd do HTC One X..

15. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That is a sexy looking phone, its super thin-ness reminds me of the Kaymak G1 concept from forever ago http://www.concept-phones.com/cool-concepts/kaymak-g1-smartphone-quad-core-nvidia-processor-720p-display/

19. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Wow S3 has some competition if the Iphone 5 or what ever it is will look like this or close to this!! But dont get me wrong both phone are H.O.T!!

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That looks absolutely AMAZING. If I bought a phone based on looks alone, I would get this. For real.

21. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

That iPhone looks excellent, if the new iPhone is anything like that I'd probably end up buying one just for the design (even thought iOS is and will always be outdated and trying to play catch up). At the VERY LEAST they need a bigger screen on the next iPhone.

22. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

if iphone 5 looks like this , i dont give a .... whos call me isheep ... 1 reason more after the epic fail of galaxy s3...

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