This Transparent iPhone Is The Most Beautiful Concept Design We’ve Ever Seen [Video]

This Transparent iPhone Is The Most Beautiful Concept Design We’ve Ever Seen [Video]

I’d pay good money for an iPhone like this.

Apple must have a hard time thinking of ways in which it can improve the design of the iPhone; after all, it already looks pretty terrific. But this concept design for a transparent device is by far the most beautiful iPhone we’ve ever seen. In fact, it pains me to realize we’ll never see an iPhone like this.

Not only is the display transparent, but the images and text that appear on it are just as clear and as colorful as those on an existing iPhone display. But the most impressive thing about this concept, for me, is how that camera works. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see through your iPhone when capturing images?

There’s also a built-in projector that allows you to turn any surface into a virtual keyboard.

Of course, there are a million reasons why we’ll never see an iPhone like this. And despite being the most beautiful iPhone concept, it’s also the most unrealistic we’ve ever seen, too.

But having said that, you have to give credit to its creator, Dakota Adney of AdneyFilms, who has done an incredible job on this video.

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  • Dale Reeck

    Beautiful? Not to me. Seeing every object behind the screen, especially my fingers, would be extraordinarily distracting when trying to concentrate with what’s on the screen. Very sci-fi looking, but completely impracticable.

  • Pawel Nickel

    I don’t understand – this is old, Microsoft idea of transparent phone…. What is new?….

  • ggore

    I’ve long thought some sort of design like this would be great. Not a transparent phone of course, that’s impractical like Dale says, but phone hardware embedded in some sort of ultra-hard, un-scratchable plexiglass material would be interesting. If you aren’t going to build your phone with replaceable parts, why not? A thin slab of plexiglass would be great, unbreakable, strong enough to prevent the display from breaking if dropped, and they can put an almost indestructible finish on that material nowadays. Just a thought.

  • KillianBell

    I don’t understand – this is old, Microsoft idea of transparent phone…. What is new?….

    Well, it doesn’t really have anything to do with “the idea.” It’s the way in which that idea is executed. I haven’t seen Microsoft’s idea of a transparent phone, but I’ll bet it looks nothing like this.

  • Skywaytraffic

    Never say never, Killian

  • GH SHhe

    Never is a long time, I bet we’ll all be amazed at the things we’ll see in our lifetime. Do you think our grandparents or great-grandparents could have ever imagined the internet, computers, ios? I seriously doubt they could have in their wildest dreams imagined anything of the sort, especially while out plowing fields with a donkey!

    I bet we’ll definitely see something like this or something way beyond this in terms of technicality if their is enough demand for it, probably within the next 10 – 20 years.

  • Flyphoenix

    They always show this stupid transparent phone every time rumors start about a new iPhone.

  • justjason

    There is nothing beautiful about looking at your fingers when using your phone. If you want a transparent phone just take a picture of your fingers and use that as your background image. As for the camera, don’t we already essentially look through our phone?

  • mr_bee

    Stupid.

    It never ceases to amaze me how many geeks will salivate at the thought of a transparent screen but will go ballistic over glare on glossy screens. It’s the same issue in both cases. It’s hard to see your content when it’s overlaid with a second, separate reflection or screen.

    There is absolutely no *advantage* to transparent screens and yet they carry all the great *disadvantages* of having a high gloss screen (and more). The only reason geeks go nuts over them is from watching too many sci-fi movies.

  • QuiteKidder

    Your phone is the dumbest fucking idea I have ever heard.
    - Steve Jobs

  • jeffsco

    Why not go all the way and make it completely invisible?

  • riverdwalker

    There should be an option to turn transparency on and off. it’d save the battery life one way or the other. This is possible. Transparency, no, but projected onto glass plus a transparent touchscreen, yes
    And who said they couldn’t put a mini projector/ sensor inside of it. The ONLY reason they wouldn’t is because either 1. Not enough money to develop it, or 2. Don’t like the idea for the future

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