This Gorgeous Concept Crams A 4.5-Inch Display Into The iPhone 6 By Killing The Home Button [Video]

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While companies like Samsung have been busy making mega-huge smartphones with gigantic screens, Apple’s aim has been to keep the physical footprint of the iPhone the same while adding better features, like the iPhone 5’s 4-inch display.

If Apple wants to make an iPhone with a 4.5-inch screen though, it’s going to come with some big changes. However, Ran Avni has created an iPhone 6 concept that gives big display fans the 4.5-inch screen they dream of, without making the device bigger. To achieve the thinner, smaller design all Apple would have to do is ditch the home button.

Here’s a video of the concept:

It’s hard to imagine Apple killing, or relocating the home button just for a bigger display, but it might be worth it. What do you guys think? Does the iPhone need a bigger display? Would you be happy to see the death of the home button? Let us hear your opinions in the comments below.

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  • marsk

    I hate the home button very very much ! Especially my iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 home button broke now, and have to use that stupid assistive touch button that floating on screen blocking my way!

  • Steffen Jobbs

    It doesn’t seem likely Apple will remove the home button any time soon. They’ve probably done tests showing consumers prefer the use of a large home button. Unlike Microsoft who decided consumers actually wanted the Start menu in Windows to go away but were dead wrong.

  • technochick

    It’s real purty looking but he hasn’t addressed the issue of the functionality of the button and how all items would be done under his system

  • CharilaosMulder

    This is just not what we want. Edge to edge is terrible because of unwanted input, and the removal of the home button takes away functionality that should be implemented otherwise in a most apparently unintuitive way.

  • Cgs101

    Yes please Apple! Time to get rid of the home button, or put it on the side or something. It’s too retro and it takes up space which could be used for extra screen.

  • Cortney Sauk

    And yet it still looks as boring as every iPhone before it…

    Note: I’m an iPhone 4 owner since it came out and I’m now just getting tired of the same old app icon screen. Now that HTC is coming out with a beautiful phone that kicks the iPhone’s teeth in in a lot of ways (Looks, feel, sound, screen…) I just can’t see myself staying with an iPhone if Apple doesn’t do something drastic with iOS 7… My jailbreaks can only go so far (and I love every single one, especially LockInfo but still I see Apple blocking it completely soon)

  • Buster

    @Cortney it looks more boring. Which is great. I think it might be so minimalist that Apple eventually has to make that move to remove the home button, so that the front is as perfectly flat as possible.

  • Robert X

    This is just not what we want. Edge to edge is terrible because of unwanted input

    I am pretty sure (100% sure) that Apple can prevent that. Not that I like the idea.

  • Jonathan Ober

    Here’s my take on removing the home button. Make the power button go home on first click when the phone is unlocked. Hold down (several seconds) to lock as is now the case but have some kind of screen off after 2-3 seconds. I am tired of hitting the power button by accident when playing a game because it clicks and closes the app or game. Now it’s nicer since most apps run in the background and will pause actions, but it’s a pain.

  • JimBb

    I’ll just move the phone a bit nearer my face instead of getting this and losing the Home button.

  • TylerHoj

    Seriously the best iPhone concept I have ever seen. It’s very modern, very Apple – it’s not improbably thin, or feature some far-out design Apple would never incorporate. Epic friggin job on this one!

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  • Lioneyes014

    Samsung would Totally Sue if this was Real!!! This looks exactly like my Galaxy s2 Epic 4g minus the soft buttons on the bottom and ios.

  • jaykeyzIIXIV

    This is just not what we want. Edge to edge is terrible because of unwanted input, and the removal of the home button takes away functionality that should be implemented otherwise in a most apparently unintuitive way.

    …So you think the home button should be on all future iPhone’s even though it has an archaic look? It’s been on the phone since 2007 and it’s time to move on and give us customers a breath of fresh air…IMO

  • nicehhan

    I love having a home button, it’s so much easier to press that to turn the phone’s screen on than pressing the off button. But i would guarantee that if it was gotten rid of i would get used to it.

  • marcomeneghello

    2007: iPhone is doooomed because lacks a full keyboard!
    2012: iPhone is doooomed because has 1 button!

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