Over the past 12 months or so, the number of designers turning their hands to creating renders of what they think the next iPhone should look like has been incredible. In fact, there are so many, we stopped featuring them as often. Deciding – instead – to only pick the ones we thought were really great. And then, two come along in two days that impress us.
Yesterday, we shared a great-looking design from Ciccarese designs that almost looked like a squashed Magic Mouse. It had a curve back, something I’ve been wanting to see return since the iPhone 3GS was discontinued.
Today, we were sent a link to another, equally fantastic concept. In fact, it’s one of my favorites so far. Even if it does feature some pie-in-the-sky ideas. Joseph Farahi is the brains behind the design.
If Farahi has his way, the next iPhone will feature a 5-inch display with twice the resolution of the current 4-inch Retina display, as well as having the rumored solar-charging sapphire glass screen.
As well as that, he’d like a 10 megapixel snapper capable of recording 4k resolution video at 500 frames-per-second and stereo speakers and microphone. All of this is supposed to fit in to a body that’s 2mm thinner and 21 grams lighter than the current iPhone.
Like I said, there’s a lot of pie-in-the-sky stuff here. We know Apple won’t be loading any impressive specs in to the next iPhone unless there was a genuine reason for it to be there. For instance, I don’t see Apple doubling the resolution on the current display.
It’s 4 times the number of pixels, which will need 4 times as much power to light up, requiring a more powerful battery, which means a bigger phone, not smaller. That said, we can all dream. Can’t we?
Check out Farahi’s concept and other design work at OvalPicture.com.