This iPhone 6 Concept Looks Like Something From Battlestar Galactica

So say we all.

So say we all.

There have been some rumors of both an iPhone 5S and an iPhone 6 coming out this summer, and while I don’t hold out too much hope of that happening–it’s too far out of Apple’s established iPhone release rhythm–this iPhone 6 concept mockup is interesting, to say the least.

The folks at Designed by M, the makers of the AL13 case we reviewed back in May, decided to put together this rather unique take on a possible iPhone 6 design, with the cut-off corners of a piece of paper straight out of Battlestar Galactica.

Why? We’re not sure, but a blog post on the Designed by M website tells a bit more.

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They’re calling it the iPhone 6m, of course, branding it with their own design flourish. The team gave the concept iPhone sharper angles to make it feel more edgy and futuristic.

Here’s what they had to say about the design:

The new model is all about touch. The 6m banishes buttons from the phone’s design, replacing them with touch sensors for volume, power and home. You want to turn up that new Jay-Z track? Well, no feeling around for buttons, just touch the bottom corner of the phone and the sound kicks out of the dual face speakers on the front and bottom of the phone. Four speakers, bigger sound!! Sick right!!

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The front camera and speaker for your ear are wrapped around each other in a circle, keeping things smooth and sleek. It’s slimmer than the iPhone 5 by about 20 percent. And, while they were dreaming, they decided to give their concept an 18 mega-pixel camera while they’re at it, with a special low-light mode, panorama feature, and a ring flash for awesome lighting effects.

What do you think? Would you buy this iPhone 6, if it were real?

  • rammo123

    Some times I think that Apple “leaks” these designs through other channels as insurance. So if a product is released that cops a bit of flak for the design, they can say “at least it doesn’t look as awful as some of those concepts out there!”.

  • ex_spy_guy

    Google/Motorola have a patent on ‘octagons’ so this design would not fly.

  • Steven Quan

    If you told me this was as Windows Phone I would believe you.

  • homeandmantel

    like Batlestar Galactica,or anything else done with terrible design aesthetics.

  • bdkennedy

    Seriously.

  • MrsCleaver

    Soooo, you’re written an article about a rumor of a concept of a phone design you don’t like and hope never gets into production? What silliness.

    First, it’s unthinkable that Apple would EVER put out such a design. Second, why are you wasting your time and ours with such drivel? Is it really that slow a news day?

  • robraden

    Couldn’t. Be. Uglier.

  • roblef

    Soooo, you’re written an article about a rumor of a concept of a phone design you don’t like and hope never gets into production? What silliness.

    First, it’s unthinkable that Apple would EVER put out such a design. Second, why are you wasting your time and ours with such drivel? Is it really that slow a news day?

    What makes you think I don’t like it or hope never makes it into production?

    Also, I think different takes on products are cool, but I’d never want to waste your time. My apologies.

  • klarno

    When Apple does look edgy and futuristic, it doesn’t look like they’re trying. *Trying* to look edgy and futuristic isn’t what Apple does. That’s what all the Droid-branded phones sold exclusively through Verizon do.

  • aardman

    “You just haaad to be different … “

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