Curious renders envision a curved "banana" iPhone


Earlier this week, reports emerged that Apple may be working on touchless controls for future iterations of the iPhone, as well as a new type of OLED or microLED display that curves inwardly and from top to bottom, instead of outwardly and to the sides. With this in mind, designer Martin Hajek has decided to offer his take on what a future iPhone with this kind of display could look like.

The resulting renders are certainly interesting, to say the least, albeit plenty bizarre as well. Hajek's vision is somewhat reminiscent of the Nokia 8100—a.k.a. the banana phone—which was prominently featured in the first Matrix movie.


Hajek's take on the inwardly curved iPhone features such curiosities as an aluminum slide-down front panel that hides an indented second screen, seemingly relegated to displaying a touch keyboard. There's also two Apple logos. Two Apple logos! One is on the back, as usual, while the other one is etched on the slide-down plate up front. I'm struggling to decide which is crazier – Apple making a banana phone or slapping two logos on one of its products.

Check out all of Hajek's snazzy renders over at iDrop. Link below.

source: iDropNews

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17 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Copied from the Nokia banana phone!

3. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

rlly ? most of the people here couldnt see that

4. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, or read it. Second paragraph...

16. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

iPhone X Bent.

18. audibot

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

its a palm pre2 and lg flex

2. dubaiboy78

Posts: 454; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wtfff

6. Jrod99

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Already seen this on YouTube. Not really interest in this design.

7. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Its not hard to believe after the bendgate. Lol

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hey an LG flex! Cool

10. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I don't know why I do like it. Just not from apple lol

12. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

What is the usefulness? Is this just to be different and hope it boosts sales?

13. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Palm Pre had a slight curve back in the day, didn't it?

15. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Nokia is better :P

17. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Don’t see the purpose of the sliding part. If it just covers up the display w/ keyboard, why not just leave it exposed?

19. audibot

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

its touch screen 3x3 screen saves them power and they are brave. lol

20. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Oddly enough, I don't immediately hate it.

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