If the Apple iPhone 6s and the 3GS had a baby: this new iPhone 7 concept evokes pure nostalgia

Who doesn't love a good-looking device concept? We surely do, despite that concepts are usually far from the truth and represent the wishful thinking of an artist. But hey - we enjoy these, and we think that you might enjoy one of the newer concepts we came across. 

Created by Arthur Reis, it makes us feel a bit nostalgic by mixing old with new: the front of conceptual device is unmistakably iPhone 6/6s, while the back of the device is taken from older iPhone devices like the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, which sported flushed, rounded edges at the back. Well, we are quite pessimistic that Apple might actually go back to its roots and come up with such a design for the iPhone 7, but one never knows. Still, we are not holding our breath.

That's a pretty cool way of mixing things up, and is definitely not the first concept to do so. Actually, one of our favorites combined design cues from the iPhone 6 with the iPhone 4/4s. It had a flat metal frame encompassing the handset, a glass back, and iPhone 6-like front — definitely stunning! 

Unfortunately, we have not come across any credible design leaks for the iPhone 7 and we are not sure as to how it will look like. At this point, we are expecting Apple to unveil the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus in September later this year, but the rumor mill is definitely not fast asleep. On the contrary, it has already churned out a hefty amount of rumors regarding the anticipated phones. You can check them out in our extensive iPhone 7 and 7 Plus rumor review.

Thanks for the tip!

source: ConceptsiPhone (YouTube channel)



1. TrevorB1

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

I'm an Android/Samsung fan, but that looks sexy.. I would go for the iphone 7s whenever it came out ;)

6. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I found it so ugly

16. A.to.Z

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 31, 2015

So slippery, look like a bar of soap.

17. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

It's really Ugly.

25. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

But still better looking than the iPhone 6/6s with them fugly antenna lines...

12. TrevorB1

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

The more and more I look at it, I am losing interest. Maybe if it was a matte metal finish, not the shiny metal, it may look better.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Don't Like It, Just Looks The 3gs And 4th Gen iPod Touch To Me. I Liked That One Concept That Looked Like The 5 and 6 Combined.

9. carlemillward unregistered

I prefer matte plastic to the glossy polycarbonate plastic.

11. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Competition is dead if this render is real now :)

14. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Wow, just a few words of criticism about the iPhone, Phonearena instantly erased my comment and even sent me a warning. LoL If I'm not wrong, I used to see some readers here said this is iPhonearena, but I still wasn't convinced enough. Now I'm clear that this site is run/paid by Apple... I think I'll have to leave this biased and unprofessional site.

19. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Pics or it didn't happen. I can say they deleted my comments which were bashing Samsung

21. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

WOW! That comment got the moderators butthurt that much? Saving that pic as evidence of iPhonearena's bias. Won't be surprised if this comment got deleted too...

28. AlikMalix unregistered

That's the comment you're worried about? There's nothing factual or interesting about it - It's trolling 100%. They remove my comments all the time (and my comments were not as stupid as yours was) - they should remove a lot more considering their rules. I guess there's so much trolling they can't get them all. You're such a crybaby... Boo-hoo PA is biased, they removed my "Apple sucks" comment. They remove my and many people's comments all the time - grow the hell up - it's their site - you don't like it - leave. You think you're in entitled to something here? You guys really do think that Tim Cook reads your comments and freaks out that because of your stupid rant they will loose revenue, call up PA and ask them to remove it before Apple is doomed? Seriously?

20. Unordinary unregistered

Please leave. No user here cares if you visit or not, especially when you're crying in the comment section

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That baby is called the iPod.

18. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I actually like the design especially with the lack of protruding camera. Now if that body translated to containing a larger battery then I'm on board.

23. paralepiped

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

Ugly concept

24. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

They should bring back the iphone 5s design. Best iphone design in my opinion.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

WOW!!that is soooo ugly . Not a icrap fans but if I was no way would I buy that thing.

29. AlikMalix unregistered

What's an "icrap fans"?

30. TrevorB1

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

Whats a Chalice?

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