What An iPhone Mini, iPhone 5S And iPad 5 Could Look Like [Gallery]

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We know that Apple’s product roadmap for 2013 will consist of new iPads, iPhones and Macs. That’s nothing new. Apple is always working on new stuff, and if 2012 is anything to go by, we’re about to see an onslaught of new products.

Martin Hajek is a successful designer, and his work has been featured multiple times here on Cult of Mac. His iPad mini and iPhone 5 concepts from last year were spot on, and Hajek has published renderings for the less-expensive ‘iPhone mini’ that Apple reportedly has planned for later in 2013. Some think the seventh-gen iPhone (‘iPhone 5S’) could come in multiple colors, and it will probably look a lot like the 5.

Hajek also has some great renderings of what the iPad 5 may look like should Apple tweak the design to look more like the iPad mini.

As you’ll see below, a cheaper iPhone mini probably won’t look much different than anything Apple has out in the market already. Rumors say that Apple could use polycarbonate plastic for the chassis instead of metal or glass to cut costs. Apple isn’t known to compromise on quality, and the device doesn’t have to necessarily look plastic like the iPhone 3GS. Who’s to say that Apple won’t use a little voodoo to hide the plasticky look and feel?

These concepts from Hajek were shared with French site Nowhereelse.fr first:

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On the iPad front, Hajek has rendered an iPad 5 that draws inspiration from the iPad mini’s design. Notice the thinner bezel and form factor.

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An iPhone mini, iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 all seem like products Apple will probably announce this year. In the past, iPad announcements have typically taken place around March, while iPhone-centric events happen closer to the fall.

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  • Sean Carney

    iPhone mini? You mean iPhone 4… It’s the same thing.

  • Bob Smogango

    iPhone mini? You mean iPhone 4… It’s the same thing.

    Yeah, a slightly different, but similar to the 4/4S.

    I think Apple should come out with maybe a 4.5 inch iPhone along with maybe the 4 inch and just still make the 4S as the entry level product.

    But that’s just my thoughts.

  • richphoto

    lol@iphone mini, WHY its the iphone 4 format , why would they re tool to make a smaller iphone, the iphone 4 is small enough, what we really need is a larger iphone 5 format please for iphone 6.

  • Paullloydjohnson

    iPhone mini won’t happen.

  • Avenged110

    Haha a cheaper (calling it mini is stupid) iPhone wouldn’t have a two-tone iP5 style back if it was made out of plastic like it’s been reported. The glass windows are only there since its aluminum. There’s no need with plastic, it would be more like a 4/S back, really.

  • TylerHoj

    Apple won’t release an iPhone mini, there’s no point. If they do, one generation from now we’ll have a cheap iPhone mini, a dirt cheap last gen iPhone mini, an iPhone 4S, an iPhone 5S and an iPhone 6. That’s FAR too confusing for consumers. Besides, Apple already made a cheap iPhone, it’s called the iPhone 4 and it comes with 8GB of storage. Still too expensive? Get a job, ya bum!

  • stanmayo

    i want an ipad 5 now. its beautiful.

  • allanreyesphoto

    When is the iPad mini-mini coming out? I want something bigger than my iPhone5 but smaller than my iPad mini. Something like the Samsung Note. Apple, go make it and name it iNote.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    Why don’t you people get it? In a year there will only be 4″ iPhones. The iPhone mini would allow an indefinite 3.5″ device. My understanding was that Apple was going to put the newest iPhone internals in the iPhone mini, just charge a cheaper price. Maybe that’s the $150 iPhone mini?

  • DiegoRodrigues1

    Hasn’t Phil Schiller already denied Apple is making a cheaper iPhone? Why the hell are people still focusing on this…Such a stupid article….

    Here: http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/01/10/phil-schiller-says-apple-would-never-make-a-cheap-iphone

  • darkhuntress

    Isn’t that what Android is all about? Cheaper smartphones.

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  • gridley1

    iPhone mini is still too big… I’d love for them to develop an iPhone Nano, roughly same size and shape as the 7th iPod Nano. Better yet, continue to improve Siri (which I already use for 80% of my texts and email) and deliver a wristwatch iPhone! That would be outstanding. Motorola had a prototype wrist phone back in the late 90′s, but button size and battery life were showstoppers.

    I will never understand this lame infatuation with comically huge phablets. I’m sure they look very nice in your European man-purse, but I want a phone that fits in my pocket. I use my tablet for streaming media, or push it from my iPhone to my AppleTV. I have no desire to watch anything but the occasional YouTube or news video on my phone, and my eyesight is just fine.

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