Everyone wants to know what the next iPhone will look like, but the folks at Giga.de took it a step further and created an actual prototype based on rumors and credible hints – and it looks great.
Its teardrop design makes it only 6.86 mm thick at the top and only 5.33 mm at the bottom, and it’s a bit wider than iPhone 4 – 59.94 mm vs 58.6 mm, to be exact – to accommodate for the bigger, 4-inch screen.
Also, the mechanical round button on the front of the device has been changed to an oval-shaped capacitive one.
No one can say whether the new iPhone will look anything like this one – for all we know, it might be just an improved version of the iPhone 4, but it’s a good as guess as any, and we certainly wouldn’t mind if Apple’s designers had taken the device in a similar direction.
Check out the video below (in German, with English subtitles) for a “walkthrough” of the prototype and the full gallery over at Giga.de.
Finally, check out our gallery of other possible designs for the next iPhone below.
Polish students designed this beauty, going with the curved back look. Found on VeteranGeek.
iPhone News Blog
This early mockup extrapolates from the current iPhone 4 design. It's a clean design -- one we'd be happy to slip into a pocket. Found on the German iPhone News Blog.
Called the "Size Zero iPhone 5," Antonello Falcon's flight of fancy has a 4.6-inch screen, curved glass edges, a thin 8.4mm cross-section and a soft-touch Home button. Perhaps this is more akin to an iPhone 6. Found on VeteranGeek.
This is My Next
This mockup from ThisIsMyNext has been floating around for a while, but it latched on early to the teardrop-shaped cross-section and larger screen.