Everyone thinks they know what the next iPhone is going to look like. From supposedly leaked components, alleged case designs, and all manner of speculation from "insiders," there are a seemingly endless number of theories. And then there are the concept artists who dream up impossible designs that we all know will never come to fruition, but are simply fun to look at. This iPhone 6 concept by Pritesh Chavan is firmly in the realm of the impossible, but it also manages to be one of the best and worst iPhone fever dreams of all time.
At the start it's a candy bar style smartphone that looks something like the old iPod nano, but with a larger screen. It's not all that far from the iPhone 5 (and 5s), so who knows -- it could exist, right?
Wait, it folds? Hmm, ok. This isn't going to be one of those "it has a full-sized keyboard" things, I hope. Let's go ahead and unfold it a bit...
I... wait, what? Ok, bendable LCDs are a thing that exist, I suppose. Now the screen is double its original size, making it a funky square, and that dude's hand is one of the stretchiest human limbs I've ever seen. It also looks like it might unfold again.
Apparently that super screen wasn't done unfolding, so now it's three times the size it was originally. It's basically an iPad at this point, so there's going to be a bit of sales cannibalization going on here, but who cares when literally everyone in the world is going to buy the phone?
Ok, so there's no way anything like this is going to launch within the next decade, but that's not the point. It's a concept, and concepts are allowed to be absolutely insane as long as they're cool, and this iPhone 6 certainly fits that description. Ignoring for a moment that the screen would get destroyed within your first 24 hours of ownership, and the fact that you couldn't put a case or any protective shield on it whatsoever, and the complete lack of space or things a phone needs -- like a battery -- it's pretty awesome.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in
- Weight 4.55 oz
- Released 2014-09-19