Crazy beautiful iPhone 11 concept ditches buttons for more screen

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Is there such a thing as too much display?
Photo: Concepts iPhone

The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple calls it) is still about four months away and there is no shortage of creative concepts hitting the internet lately guessing what Apple will release.

This latest concept might be one of the craziest ones we’ve seen, but god damn is it beautiful. Instead of sandwiching a metal frame in between the front and back glass pieces of the iPhone, this iPhone 11 concept images what it would look like if Apple used a wraparound screen for the entire device. The end result is a luminous band around the entire phone that replaces the volume and power buttons and unlocks new possibilities for shortcuts on the side.

Take a look:

Obviously, there is no chance in hell this iPhone 11 concept ever gets made. Just imagine how unusable it would be. It would pretty much by impossible to protect it with a case. And I don’t even want to think about what the broken screen repair costs would be, considering AppleCare+ repair prices have been on the rise the last few years.

The 2019 iPhone lineup is expected to come in the same three sizes as the 2018 lineup. Only a few design changes are rumored to be in the works. Apple will supposedly add a triple-lens camera to the successors for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Meanwhile, the iPhone XR will allegedly get a double-lens setup.

Other 2019 iPhone features will reportedly include a unibody glass back, improved Face ID, A13 processor, more RAM on the iPhone XR successor, two-way wireless charging and other beefed up internals. Per usual, Apple isn’t expected to unveil the new iPhones until this fall, giving concept designers plenty of time to keep dreaming.