Realistic iPhone 5 concept 3D mockup – what a taller iPhone would look like

MacRumors, thanks to its partnership with Ciccarese design, has published the latest in a long line of next generation iPhone mockups. The phone model is based on the rumors that the next iPhone could have a 4″ Retina display, without making the phone any wider. Instead the theory is that Apple will change from its current display ratio to one which more closely resembles a 16:9 widescreen format. This would allow space for an extra row of icons, and make viewing media much more natural.

Although it’s far from exciting, it is certainly close to what we would actually expect Apple to release. Understated, simple and minimalist design. It has the Aluminum back panel speculated about not long ago, which kinda makes it look a little ugly.

You’ll notice it also has the smaller dock connector at the bottom of the device, in between the speaker and microphone grills. To me, that would be a massive plus on the design side. The 30 pin is looking very dinosaur-ish these days, and could do with a refresh.

Overall, I’m not 100% enthralled with this mockup, but, I’m always a little disappointed with iPhone design. It’s a good job the user experience and build quality is second to none.

Via: MacRumors (link to 3D interactive model)

Tags: , , , ,

  • GSTurn

    This is a silly old rumor.  Apple will not change the aspect ratio.  We want a bigger screen so text and other elements are larger.  Making the screen taller but not wider does nothing at all except make all the existing Apps obsolete and does not make anything larger.  This will never happen.  If Apple makes the screen 4″ it will need to be wider but they might not need to make it taller.

  • TiP_Cam

     @GSTurn Completely agree with you. I wrote an article recently on it, highlighting the same issues. Make it 4″, keep the ratio. 

  • chasev13

    I doubt they will get rid of the 30 pin connector, at least in the next iPhone. Yes it looks dinosaur-ish, but accessory makers would be mad that their products aren’t compatible.

  • WhitneyDaniellePyant

    My next phone is the iphone.  I will never buy another T-mobile again

  • boundtobeafraid

    I think this is the only concept I can look at seriously, all the others are just way too fictional. I don’t think apple will stick with the exact same design though -and the back looks pretty horrible.