Like a healthy baby in utero with all its fingers and toes showing on the ultrasound, we’ve now got a pretty good picture of what the next iPhone will look like: longer, thinner, a new metallic back, a smaller 19 pin dock connector and, of course, a bigger 4-inch display.
It’s going to be a beautiful phone, but what next? It’s unlikely that Apple will do another major iPhone revision for awhile, which means future iPhones will, for the forseeable future, probably just refine the forthcoming design.
Here’s a beautiful concept of what the iPhone’s design could look like in the next couple of years, courtesy of French designer Nak.
It manages to hit a sweet spot for us between futuristic and organic; inky and bright. We also love the way it throws back to the original iPhone’s design. Not such a fan of the stranger Spider-Man-style segmented volume buttons, though, but that’s a niggle.
There are some problems with this concept — for example, a longer iPhone would probably have five rows of icons on the iOS homescreen, not four — but otherwise, this is great work from Nak. More images below.