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This iPhone 5 Concept Looks Fantastic (Photos)

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What the iPhone 5 will look like is only known by a few people, but if it looks anything like this concept the competition will need to play catch up for another year.

Shiny metal wraps the edges of this iPhone 5 concept, wrapping around beveled clean edges to an all metal back while a 4-inch display dominates the front of this iPhone 5 concept.

Read: iPhone 5 Release Date & Rumor Roundup

The phone is 7mm thick, which is a rumored size Apple is aiming for. The rear design would leave room for more battery than a teardrop shaped iPhone 5, something a 4G LTE phone needs.

iPhone 5 concept

Jon Fawcett of FuseChicken created this iPhone 5 concept to mark the launch of Une Bobine, the cool looking iPhone cable in the images, which is on Kickstarter.

In addition to the fantastic looks, Fawcett gave this iPhone 5 concept a set of quad speakers for stereo sound in portrait and in landscape as well as a central headphone jack.

iPhone 5 concept

I have high hopes for new iPhone camera features in iOS 6, and this new iPhone concept also boasts a 10-megapixel rear facing iSight camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Fawcett moved the rear camera to the middle of the phone, which prevents accidentally ruined snapshots from errant fingers.

iphone 5 design

With the increase in FaceTime, Google Hangouts and other video chat services, a better front facing camera is a nice touch.

Read: 5 iOS 6 Camera Features I Want

We expect the iPhone 5 release date to arrive this fall, in September or October. We anticipate that the new iPhone will ship with 4G LTE connectivity and iOS 6, a new version of the iOS software that runs the iPhone. The new iPhone may have a faster processor as well.

iphone 5 concept cable

Potential iPhone buyers are approaching the point where waiting makes sense. With only four to five months until the potential iPhone 5 release date, it might be a good time to hold out instead of buying an iPhone 4S.

Check out the rest of the iPhone 5 concepts in the gallery below. Would you buy a new iPhone that looks like this?

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

2 Comments

  1. Richard L.

    05/14/2012 at 8:18 am

    I wouldn’t call it a concept, just a pretty drawing. Having the headphone jack at the same place as the camera shows that the drawing maker didn’t stop to think things through and just made a pretty drawing. All pretty it is, I would say back to the drawing board.

  2. TiM

    05/15/2012 at 5:28 am

    5mp front camera? Yeah..umm good luck fitting that up there. If anything they may do a 1.2 or 2mp camera, as that would allow them to say you can do 720p video…(like the old ipad 2 back camera)

    And like the above person said, you can’t have the jack and the camera in the middle, let alone the speaker. 3.5mm headphone jacks are going to become a problem as phones get smaller and smaller.

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