We’ve seen concepts of the iPhone Air before, but I can’t think of one I like more — or that I think looks more plausible — than Joseph Farahi’s 5.1-inch iPhone 6 concept. This actually looks like a device Jony Ive could design.
Extremely thin — yet not so thin that it would be structurally weak — Farahi imagines the iPhone 6 has featuring a 10 megapixel camera capable of recording 4K video, a 5.1-inch display, and a new Lighting 2 connector that is faster than the previous one. That’s certainly possible, given that Lightning was designed to be adaptable to new technologies without physical changes. I’m not sure about this “Retina Display 2” with RGBY pixels, though. RGBY is a real thing, made by Sharp, but tests have shown that it can’t show any colors that regular displays can show… although that may be because there’s simply no media out there that actually contains information on the yellow channel. Seems like a sketchy tech for Apple to embrace, frankly.
What I like most, though, is the edge-to-edge display. Concepts oven feature bezel-less iPhones, but they’re always wildly impractical: you just can’t have a display that reaches the edge like that right now. Farahi’s edge-to-edge display has just enough bezel that the iPhone 6 looks like it would still be structurally sound, but it’s still almost imperceptible.
What do you think? Do you like this concept? Let us know in the comments.