The new iPhone’s concept illustrations have been revealed by an Italian design studio that has, in the past, created concept images of the iPhone.
Sleek and smart, the concept images of the next-gen iPhone stand true to rumours that the next smartphone from Apple’s stables will be much thinner, made with Liquidmetal and in-cell technology.
Analysts have maintained that Apple is aiming to reduce the thickness of the new iPhone to less than 8mm, and believe that a thinner battery and metal back coupled with 4.3in Retina display that uses in-cell technology touchscreen display will help the Cupertino-based tech giant slash the next iPhone’s width by 1.4mm, or 15 per cent.
We at Emirates 24/7 believe that the new iPhone will also have the NFC (near field communications) transfer concept, allowing for iTunes and other data to be ‘gifted’ among two willing devices. It turns out that one of Apple’s newest patent filings to outlines a new NFC-based iTunes gifting concept.
In fact, the new iPhone might also boast of the iWallet, allowing users to buy stuff on-the-go but with additional security.
The design firm, ADR Studio, calls the latest device the ‘iPhone Plus’ and maintains that, “Like Macintosh Plus, iPhone Plus is the real evolution of iPhone concept” and will have a screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass.
The first iPhone was unveiled in January 2007, and ADR believes its latest avatar will see it sporting “the most advanced technology ever seen on a smartphone.”
Check out the concept images of the iPhone Plus here
The concept design features two cameras (10MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera); a A6 Quad Core processor; a rear motion sensor; a projector to beam photos and videos onto any surface, and a new slim-dock connector.
Here’s a list of features that ADR thinks the new iPhone will sport:
- A6 Quad Core processor;
- Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass
- Liquidmetal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed
- 4.3″ Retina Display with in-cell technology
- Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 frames
- Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 frames
- Rear motion sensor
- Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces
- Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile
- Slim-dock connector
- Fully Capacitive Home Button
Analysts expect the new iPhone to be unveiled later this year, possibly in October.