Italian designers would make beautiful iPhones: Antonio De Rosa edition

Italian designers would make beautiful iPhones: Antonio De Rosa edition
Design, appearances, and boutique expensive cars are things everyone would agree Italians excel at, and when a designer from that part of the world chimes in on the next iPhone's design, it is bound to look stunning.

Antonio De Rosa from ADR Studio is no stranger to iPhone mockups that we wish Cupertino could translate into the real thing. His renders are so detailed, that he even makes mockups of the way Apple's website would look with them. They are complete with the catchphrases Apple might use for the new features and materials in the next iPhone(s), like "Liquid Metal, Solid Dreams".

His latest concept is called "The iPhone Plus: The Non Plus Ultra Smartphone is here", and entails:

- Liquidmetal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed;
- Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass;
- 4.3″ Retina Display with In-Cell technology;
- A6 Quad Core processor;
- Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 frame/s;
- Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 frame/s;
- Rear motion sensor;
- Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces;
- Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile;
- New slim-dock connector;
- Fully Capacitive Home Button;

Have a look at his dreamy concept in the slideshow below, and tell us what you think about the eventual design of the iPhone 6. Metal? Larger screen? Slim body?

source: ADRStudio



1. StrumerJohn

Posts: 66; Member since: May 18, 2011

Cause Italians do it better bitch!

20. xenonn1

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

italians make beautiful images in cinema4d etc.. You can't use that case in reality, its to small for a 2012 smartphone with last generation hardware on it.[sorry for my english]

2. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This extraordinary obsession of the World with speculation of how new iPhone could look like is maybe the most important indicator of how Applemania works - it is deeply integrated in our subconciousness with paradigmatic images and so much of an object of desire that only psychoanalysis can explain that. Everyone is trying to predict something which is already very predictable. Even I have designed a concept rendering for iPhone 5... no one can escape the desire. This is the true sickness of our captalist society - making religions and cults over ethereal objects of desire, which are nothing more than self-actualisation of the Subject in commodity which have become a sign.

17. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

well said bro's,i thought i was the only one out here who knows what's going on

3. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Beautiful, shame the iPhone 5 won't look like this.

4. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

Apple would never change the iPhone this drastically. If Italian designers can make such a beautiful iPhone, why haven't we seen other gorgeous Android or BlackBerry or Windows Phones or anything?

30. E.J.Su

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

They are too busy predicting next iPhone design.

37. lilwillie82

Posts: 7; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's funny!

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, I say this concept sux. Too thin, too rectangular, it would be a uncomfortable, slippery disaster to hold. Also, did he forgot to put a battery in there? Haha. Current iPhone look, just slightly enlarged and with 4inch screen would be much better design - it's iconic and has its mojo, unlike this one.


Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Austin Powers has mojo not the iphone

6. ateo

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 09, 2008

Kinda looks like a Sony xperia ion. Design very reminscent to Sony (Ericsson) lineage. Top portion like Sony Ericsson Xperia x10i only slimmer.

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

@appleconspiracy - lol. Talk about being obsessed. You need help, man. This is a design study from a DESIGNER who loves to do it..nothing more. Knock knock, you heard of design studies of non-apple phones? There were tons of them! Actually I think SGSIII is the champion in that category.

9. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

As an professional industrial designer I can assure you that this is not correct. There are of course numerous studies of other phones, but this is entirely different phenomenon. Almost every design studio deals with iPhone, and deviations like SGSIII only proves itself as a negative feedback on iPhone aesthetics and religion, and it's in substantial minority. In designer, there is an unexplainable urge to design iPhone, just like in every man there is an urge to buy one. The final decision will only depend on whether this man will cultivate hatred or worship towards iPhone. It is evidence that it is a cult-object of worship and desire, not just plain design study - that would be very naive theory.

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Projector? Like it's even gonna fit in that very slim body.

10. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

it looks more like an android phone probably updated version of samsung galaxy note... i'm not sure of its thin frame though but its beautiful..

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung should hire these guys quickly

40. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

why.. this is completely impractical… an actual design that is applicable yet beautiful would be nice…

12. TR0LL

Posts: 41; Member since: May 20, 2012

O M G...... Italians are the best in designs and quality! This is a CONCEPT design phone. Which looks Sexy Smart Slick With no ugly curves what so ever. Pure fine lines Edge to edge..... The stuff ov dreams.....

18. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Apple would never make something this good.

13. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

pretty sexy but a little to flat/square for me. Doesn't seem like it would be very comfortable in the hand if that was the actual design.

14. uzairkhan1994

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

even if apple turns out to make this phone, android fans wud call it ugly...

43. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

It's still ugly thanks to iOS.

15. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

If the next iPhone looked like this... I would cry everyday cuz i dont have it... MY GOSH! never been an apple fan but it this happens... let all other phones bow down to the phone fatale iphone... stunning design

16. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Doesnt work the 3rd gen heats up the phone would be too hot to hanlde, literally

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know, i love how people think this phone is hot. And it truely does look very nice.. but there is something familiar about it.. ooh yea.. it looks like a flattened SGS2. ah well, at least this guy agrees that the next screen should be 4.3 inches. :)

25. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I was gonna say the same it looks like a galaxy s2 in white only slightly thinner. If this model was accurate i wonder would gallitoking etc still say the s2 is ugly and cheap looking when their iphone looks the exact same

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I actually went on record and said the SGSII is a good looking phone specially the white version compare to the SGSIII

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

he did praise the loviness of the white version. that i remember.

34. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

And it's funny how the SGSII looks like an iPhone including home button and black and white color versions

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

maybe thats why I like the white version..

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