The Apple iPhone 5S has only been on sale for a month, but we're already looking to the future and that means the iPhone 6. The iPhone 5S didn't revolutionise the iPhone design, but it did introduce Apple's TouchID fingerprint sensor and the stunning iOS 7 platform.
Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to be a much more radical device: complete with a whole new design and a host of innovative new features. Apple have got almost a year before they unveil the iPhone 6, so they've got plenty of time to produce the most stunning and bewildering iPhone of all time.
Concept designers around the globe have already been busy putting together iPhone 6 concepts. We've picked out a few of our favourites for our readers to checkout. Some of them are 'out-there' , while others are more conservative - but all the designs give us a glimpse into the future.
iPhone 6 with edge-to-edge display
The first concept is put together by the biggest revolution since the original iPhone', and the design he's come up with is certainly radical.He suggests that the iPhone 6 will be '
According to his concept the iPhone 6 will have a larger 4.6 inch 1080p display (1920*1080 pixels). That would give the smartphone a pixels-per-inch rating of 450 and that would be significantly sharper than the iPhone 5S's Retina display (1136x640 resolution and 326 ppi).
That alone would be a significant improvement, but the concept goes further by suggesting that the iPhone 6 will have edge-to-edge display.
The whole front of the device would act as a display, with the top and bottom used to extent your wallpaper and to provide an additional area for applications to use. When they arn't in use they'll resort to black giving the iPhone 6 a more conventional appearance.
The iPhone 6's clever software would be able to recognise when you are holding the phone, so you won't have to worry about accidental touches. And the physical home-button will also be replaced by a full touch-button complete with Apple's TouchID fingerprint technology.
The concept suggests that Apple's iPhone 6 would also be the thinnest and lightest iPhone of all time - weighing just 90g and being just 6.8mm thick. That doesn't seem too unreasonable given that the iPhone 5S tips the scales at 112g and is just 7.6mm thick.
The rear-facing iSight camera is also boosted up to 12 mega-pixels (capable of recording 2k videos), while the Facetime camera will able to capture full 1080p video. The concept also states that its faster and it's sure to come pre-loaded with iOS 8.
More conventional iPhone 6 design
The second concept was put together by Nikola Cirkovic and adopts a more conventional design. We love the larger touch-screen display with its minimal bezels. It's not strictly an edge-to-edge display and the bottom and top of the smartphone arn't part of the screen either.
The concept also retains a physical home-button like the iPhone 5S. It's a less radical design than the concepts posted here, but it's still a very beautiful smartphone. The designer even suggests that it could even be just 5.4mm thick and that would make it truly stunning!
This is the concept design that could prove to be the closest to the iPhone 6 that Apple will unveil next year.
An even more beautiful iPhone 6
The final concept was put together by Johnny Plaid and is our favourite of the lot.
Everything about the design oozes with style, while remaining totally understated. The subtle curves of the casing are offset by the angular home-screen button and the horizontal status bar. A very beautiful design.
It's Aluminium Carbon-Fibre Unibody enclosure would make it 40% lighter (just 67g) and 60% stronger than the iPhone 5S. It's Retina display would be made from a single layer of 'Graphene', which is the strongest known material, making it almost indestructible.
It's Retina 2 edge-to-edge display will also have accidental finger recognition technology to avoid accidental touches. The top and bottom of the smartphone arn't part of the display. However, the entire bottom area will have multi-touch gesture support removing the need for a home-button - although it's still present for aesthetic reasons and as a marker.
Please Apple this is the iPhone 6 that we here at 3G want!
By Simon Thomas on 31st October, 2013