iPhone 8 concept fast-forwards fanboys to 2018

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Photo: Steel Drake/Behance
Will the iPhone look like this by 2017? Photo: Steel Drake/Behance

Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 began just over two months ago, but I’m already looking forward to shelling out cash for the iPhone 8 now that Steel Drake published this glass unibody iPhone concept.

The design keeps its familiar form factor but wraps the bottom and top edges with a glass display. Given Apple’s success rate with Sapphire glass, making this thing might not be conceivable until 2018, but there’s still plenty of time for Jony to make it happen. The designer decided to swap out the rear aluminum shell with a stiffening plate on the sides. The finished look is simple, a little curvy, and drop dead gorgeous.

Check it out:

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Steel Drake’s concept looks like something Apple could possibly make, but there are a few things I’d change if I could.

Likes: Curved glass edges that drape over the top and bottom of the phone. Keeps the same iconic iPhone form factor. Camera lens could use an upgrade by now, but at least it’s not protruding. No more ugly antenna lines.

No Like: Glass doesn’t transition as seamlessly to the metal as the iPhone 6. Put the power button in the middle. 3.5mm headphone jack? Rumor is Jony wants to go with 2.5mm. Make the bezels slimmer so I can hold it easier.

iPhone 8 concept. Photo: Steel Drake
iPhone 8 concept. Photo: Steel Drake

It’d look great in white too:

White iPhone 8 concept. Photo: Steel Drake
White iPhone 8 concept. Photo: Steel Drake

Via: Redmond Pie