This iPhone 6c Concept Is One We’d Buy In A Heartbeat

We drooled over Dutch designer Joseph Farahi’s iPhone Air concept last month, and now Farahi is back with a beautiful concept for Apple’s next generation iPhone 6c.

According to Farahi’s concept, the next iteration of Apple’s “affordable” iPhone model would come with a 4.7 inch Retina Display, and be just 7.1mm thick, while weighing only 116g.

In addition, he notes that he would opt to include an 8 mega-pixel camera with “True Tone Flash” able to record 120fps video, and Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor: both innovations currently reserved for Apple’s flagship 5s model.

The concept also describes a new Lighting 2 connector for faster charging, and data transfer by way of a new ‘Mini Aux’ port.

“As a designer I’m always looking to make new things or to enhance existing ones,” Farahi tells Cult of Mac. “I love the feeling of having an iPhone 5c in my hand, but at the same time, I don’t really like the chunky look of it. Knowing today’s technology is almost capable of anything, I started to design an iPhone c that I would personally love to have. In my view, it should be as thin as an iPhone 5s, or maybe a bit thinner — and have a much flatter design, which would compliment the flat design of iOS 7.

While there have been doubts expressed by multiple Apple watchers about whether the company should continue with its “c” line of iPhones at all, this still goes to show that there’s an iPhone c model out there that we’d be happy to own.

Happier than its “s” bigger brother, though? That’s the big question.

“I think Apple shouldn’t give up on their iPhone c line,” Farahi says. “It’s a pretty great product, a lot of people really love to have a colorful iPhone. I think Apple shouldn’t consider the iPhone c as a failure, but as an experiment — and continue the line with an enhanced design and more powerful specs.”

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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