iPhone 6 concept once again ignores reality for fantasy


You really have to give it to those who make Apple iPhone concepts, because so few of them are bound by the limits of reality. More than any other product around, concept designers love to come up with incredibly imaginative possibilities for the next iPhone, even if there is little to no chance that any of those ideas will make it into the product itself. It's the kind of thinking we'd like to see more put towards Nokia Lumia concepts, or Google Nexus, which would be equally unlikely to make the dreams into reality, but at least we'd get more variation.

The new concept comes from Claudio Guglieri who says that he is working on the concept for the promo page for an RSS reader app. The concept is one that we've seen before which heavily draws on the upcoming influx of flexible displays.

Although, the concept is ignoring the first step of seeing flexible displays as an "unbreakable" alternative, and jumps straight to flexible displays that can wrap around the entire device. 

Unfortunately, other than the concept looking cool, it doesn't show too much as far as what the benefits might be from having a wrap-around screen. The only thing that's noticeable is the touch-sensitive volume controls on the side. 

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27 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Meh....boring......

8. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

what u expecting a mobile device to be ?

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Anything but that ..

21. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Anything But That " Your Comment Streight Away Showing that you are a apple hater ...so no further discussions buddy ..

16. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

The designer seemed to be on drugs then. Didn't realize what actually he made?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Looks like a Hershey chocolate bar to me.

3. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Looks just like all other iphones, on the outside and the inside. Looks like their trying to make everything like android and lg and samsung. The same old boring ios, except this time a slightly better display and larger screen, that is .1 mm thinner. Woohoo. Sorry apple, your the past and android is the future, just accept it.

6. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

without your same boring iOS u would nt have an android now .. think bout that and respect to it before you hitting on iOS ..

12. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Android inc. was founded in 2003, bought by Google in 2005. I won't say it hasn't used things from iOS but Apple has been much more obvious in taking things from Android and calling it new.

20. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

android CEO Was In Apple Board In 2003 .. So How Come ? I need to See some evidence buddy !! If Android Found In 2003 Why There Wasnt Any Android Devices Before iOS ?

22. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

k ! U were Right Bout The Androids Released Date .. But It was lack of performence .. And 1 st android Device Came Out in October 2008 .. Right After Original Iphone Released .. so after that only they could put those amzing fetures to android copying and stealing from iOS .. (like pinch to zoom and smoothness .. speed and finger fast scorrol displays .. so u still think that iOS Boring Than android ?

27. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

iPhone was released in 2007. 2008 is not really right after.

4. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

mm looks like nokia xpress music touch screen version

7. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

which express one ? havent notice it man

5. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why isn't this possible. After years of working on flexible amoled displays, Apple applied for a patent on flexible display devices. I'm sure that Samsung will coy this. http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=17&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=(apple.AS.+AND+20130530.PD.)&OS=an/apple+and+pd/5/30/2013&RS=(AN/apple+AND+PD/20130530)

9. 007james

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

Are you "fanboys" all this persistent? lol. And isn't Samsung the one that showed off an actual flexible display last year? Flexible displays are going to be a natural evolution of the smartphone whether it be Android, MS, Apple.

13. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

That doesn't mean anything like this can be mass produced at a price people want to pay within the next few years. And 007james said it perfectly, they will come along at some point.

11. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

These concept videos (yes even android ones) make me cringe in disgust, not because of what's shown but because there is some blind-fanboy-idiot who thinks the company is actually capable of what is shown in the video within a year. And Michael H... I like you, man but this article just doesn't deserve to be on the site.

14. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I did, I was looking for the video, you save me the work. ;)

15. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

what's even the point of concepts? aren't they essentially just something some guy drew up in his basement?

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool but this'll not be reality, it's just a concept.

19. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

still a brick

23. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

yawwwnnn

24. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

ugly as hell

25. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Looks like a HTC One with a twist of Samsung's flexible edge screen notification found on a prototype phone.

26. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

What will happen if when you are holding the device you hit the volume buttons by accident? It may be cool to have flexible screen like that, but it isn't practical for me (yet).

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