This iPhone concept video won't become real this year, but it would be awesome!

This iPhone concept video won't become real this year, but it would be awesome!
As you well know, speculation in the next iPhone began… probably a day after the launch of the iPhone 4S. Amid the chatter over new LTE radios, metal back plates, and the such, at the end of the day we rarely know exactly what will emerge from Apple until launch day. One thing we can probably be sure of is that the concept video for the iPhone 5 (below) won’t be coming this year – although it would be spectacular if it were.

The phone shown has the same aesthetic as the current iPhone, but has a clear screen. Screens like this have already been demonstrated, the main problem with such a design is that the phone components have to be contained within the top and bottom bezel areas, and chip miniaturization hasn’t progressed to that level yet.

Aside from having a unique look, phones like this will probably appear sooner or later (perhaps Apple will even make one), as they provide several benefits. Along with the easier photographic composition shown in the video, a see-through screen provides for many improved opportunities for augmented reality services, and of course also provides the user with a better view when using the phone while walking.




1. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Never understood the hype with transparent displays. You would still need a thick frame around the screen to house all the hardware. Nifty though. We've also spent the last 5 years getting out color displays to be the sharpest and brightest or most natural over the other guy's. Isn't this going in the other direction?

24. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Remember the Samsung SmartWindow? Maybe this could be archived by giving the user the opportunity to put up some "blinds" and when u wanna show off, then reveal the transparent screen. Sometimes having choice helps. Oh! This is just my own opinion, nobody should take it personally.

67. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

I agree with you SlimSoulja8.. If there is one company that could be able to do this, it's Samsung, not Apple. Just take a look at this sh*t.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Never understood the hype with transparent displays." Agree.

15. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

I would rather buy a banana.

3. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

im not an apple fanboy but that looks really cool

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

This doesn't have anything to do with Apple. In this video guy just express his vision and imagination.

5. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011


6. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

This reminded me of Xperia Pureness!! it had a transparent screen too

7. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

This is dumb

8. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Lol, I heard the dumb retards in the barber shop talking about this video. THey actually think it is the iphone 5. They really don't know what a concept it. I really like it though. lol

10. thelegend6657 unregistered

I hear a few girls talking like its the real iphone5 at school too Damm they look like retarded bitches and they try to sound like experts to other people around

48. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Isnt it flippin hilarious? Back in November my cousin said that her co-worker said she had a iphone 4 and that it had that projected keyboard lmfbo. Man was that bitch wrong ;)

60. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

LOL did u notice that at exactly 0.15, the video focuses on the words "Stay Foolish".................Bwahahahaha..............​...i think it refers exactly to the people ya talkin bout......................................LOL

9. phatride4ever

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

I am sure it's very easy to read text on a transparent screen. Especially when your background is light, like concrete.......

11. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Its looking good. But it will dificult to read and type. But I still waiting for lumia+pureview+wp8= superb mobile

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I love the concept. If anything like this ever came out it would sell like crazy

14. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, because it's "Oh, so pretty", even though it's impractical to have a transparent screen, "it's so revolutionary"!

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Actually it would be a revolutionary design. It's not impractical to have such a display and people like having things that look nice. You're a little kid. When you get older you'll learn more about having taste.

18. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

So I'm a kid for choosing practicality over form factor? Wow, either I'm one hell of a matured kid, or you're just one of those dumb adults.

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

One you're trolling. Two if you can't see why this would sell I can't help you.

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

is that what your mom told you today, troll?


Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

He is absolutely right®

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're on auto troll mode because this isn't even made by Apple


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

you're on auto-troll too, just the opposite side

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

No I commented on the article and he started trying to troll me and Apple. He was too dumb to realize this isn't made by Apple.

34. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Of cause I realize it isn't made by apple. For apple to make this they'll need someone to copy from and so far no other company has done this on a smartphone yet.

35. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Ya know... I gotta go with taco on this one. A phone like this would boggle people's minds. If Apple or any Android OEM were to come up with the perfect balance of transparency and "viewability" of content on the screen, good build quality, and keep the price down...people will go nuts over that phone! Not saying its possible or even practical. But this kind of phone would have an unbeatable "WOW" factor that would draw a crowd. I say build it... Beta test it... And see what a half techie, half average consumer focus group feels about it. I think both sides would be amazed.

42. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I'd be really interested in seeing one of these in real life, but on the practicality I have to say todays displays are getting pretty damn nice.

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

concpet is ridiculas stupid.

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