Hey, Japan, longing for a flip iPhone? Here's what it may look like

Hey, Japan, longing for a flip iPhone? Here's what it may look like
The 3D rendering genius of Martin Hajek is at it again, this time getting high on, well, something, and imagining the iPhone in a flip phone format. Flips are still the rage in Japan and some other Asian countries, and we are certain there are quite a few nostalgically-driven fans who remember the convenience of a flip handset. 

From the unfolding to take a call, and have the lower half next to your lips, while the upper part reaches your ear - you know, like a real phone - to the reassuring click when you close it that tangibly marks the end of a call, flip phones have a certain aura about them that can't be recreated by today's large flat toasts. 

Well, we bet some of you might have been wondering about how such a blasphemy - a foldable iPhone in a flip handset format - could look like, and graphics designer Martin Hajek has delivered on precisely such a vision. Take a peek in the rich slideshow below, and tell us what you think about the Hello Kitty reference thrown in.


source: MartinHajek

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16 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1674; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

looks horrifying

2. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Damn that is sexy, although i am not a fan of apple if i were looking for a flip phone this would be it.

3. Feanor

Posts: 1292; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Reminds me of the cute Motorola PEBL U9.

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

A physical button on the middle center on the phone? It couldn't get anymore inconvenient.

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

But That's The Spot Closest To Your Thumb When You Hold A Flip Phone. Its The Perfect Spot Actually.

13. TBomb

Posts: 1133; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

If youre holding the traditional flip phone with the numpad layout, yes. But if your holding a flip-iphone you'd hold it like a regular iphone since chances are you wont be using a number pad. You'd just have a screen above.

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. Plus with how square it is it's not exactly ergonomic. It's not going to just sit in your palm.

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Talk about unrealistic, here you have it. Some concept renders are really interesting and expository. This? not even close.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Its Not Unrealistic If Apple Wanted To Make That Phone A Reality They Could. They Never Will But Its Not An Unrealistic Concept Tho.

11. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Fairly sure they couldn't, there appears to be no hinge mechanism whatsoever, not to mention the top section does not have enough depth for one display unit, nevermind the second one facing outwards

14. TBomb

Posts: 1133; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I saw the tiniest of hinges towards one of the pictures at the end... but it didnt really match any other picture of the phone open. However, I think it's more of a concept than if it would actually look like this. to your second half, yeah, they would have to make the main part of the phone INCREDIBLY thin, but then the top part with the 2 screens even thinner for it to be a decent sized phone. However, a possible case or something could be at play here..... Wanna start a start up anyone?

8. BigBoss10

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

WEIRD

9. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I say sell the design to a company that isn't so popular but coming up and make sure its highly specced.

10. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Damn i miss flip phones lol.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL...

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I have a flip cover on my phone, good enough for me.

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