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iPhone 6 Concept: Sony Xperia Z Design, Bigger Display

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A new iPhone 6 concept merges the iPhone with the Sony Xperia z for a look that is appealing, if a bit outside of Apple’s traditional design language.

This iPhone 6 concept dreams up a larger screen, magnets and a sleek metal design. Though the designer fails to identify just how much bigger the iPhone 6 screen is in this concept, it looks like it is close to the 5-inch Galaxy S4 display size.

While the iPhone 5S display is likely set at 4-inches, the iPhone 6 screen size remains up in the air. Tim Cook told investors that Apple made the right decision with a 4-inch screen, but there are rumors of a 4.8-inch iPhone 6 prototype and it’s almost a given that Apple is experimenting with screen sizes for future products.

A sleek looking iPhone 6 concept.

A sleek looking iPhone 6 concept.

iPhone 6 Concept

This iPhone 6 concept keeps the home button, but imagines a fresh new look for the iPhone 6. A look that is inspired by the Sony Xperia Z — we’d be lying if we didn’t admit to finding the prospect of a royal purple iPhone 6 attractive.

Yanko Design shares the iPhone 6 concept of Abel Verdezoto I, a designer who previously cooked up a set of interesting Sony Xperia concepts.

iPhone 6 concept takes design inspiration from the Sony Xperia Z.

iPhone 6 concept takes design inspiration from the Sony Xperia Z.

In the iPhone 6 concept photos we see an anodized aluminum back and chrome side accents in place of the easy to scratch edges of the iPhone 5. The top and bottom of the iPhone 6 concept curve from front to back.

The rear of the iPhone 6 concept keeps the same Apple logo and ditches the two-tone design of the iPhone 5. We also see a much larger lens area for what is likely an improved camera sensor and lens for the iPhone 6.

Read: iPhone 6 Concept Brings 4.8-inch, No Home Button Prototype to Life

Not visible here are magnets that help this concept attach to a small dock for charging and playing music. This is not a wireless charging dock, though the iPhone 6 is rumored to get wireless charging, but rather a hope for the return of an official Apple iPhone dock.

This iPhone 6 concept uses magnets to attach to an official iPhone dock with a Lightning connection.

This iPhone 6 concept uses magnets to attach to an official iPhone dock with a Lightning connection.

This vision of the iPhone 6 includes a Lightning port on the bottom as well as a speaker, so no front facing BoomSound here.

The image below shows the iPhone 6 concept next to an iPhone 5 for size comparison. This version of iPhone 6 is larger than the iPhone 5, which is one rumor we’ve heard. There are also rumors of multiple size iPhones, which could mean an iPhone 5S with a 4-inch display and a larger screen iPhone 6.

Read: How Apple Could Launch an iPhone 5S and a Larger iPhone

In the iPhone 6 concept from Verdezoto we get a look at an iPhone 6 with a regular home button, which means the device remains larger than the iPhone 5 and likely larger than the rumored iPhone 5S.

Showing this iPhone 6 concept vs an iPhone 5 for size comparison.

Showing this iPhone 6 concept vs an iPhone 5 for size comparison.

In this iPhone 6 concept, the headphone jack and power button are on the right side of the device. We’ve seen similar options on Android devices. Such a change would call for a new pair of Apple EarPods with an L shaped connector.

Read: iPhone 6 Concept – Waterproof with a New Home Button

The iPhone 5S is rumored as the next iPhone, which could launch this summer. The latest rumors point to an iPhone 6 that could be the first iPhone with a fingerprint reader and with wireless charging. There are no iPhone 6 design rumors, other than talk of a prototype without a traditional home button. Based on Apple’s history, the company will likely keep a similar design for the iPhone 5S and introduce a new look for the iPhone with the iPhone 6, sometime in 2014.

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]

8 Comments

  1. Aamir Lehri

    03/27/2013 at 9:12 am

    Iphone 6 looks better then iphone 5 thanks for this post

  2. joenard

    03/27/2013 at 10:28 am

    look like xperia z haha

  3. 2excited

    03/27/2013 at 1:59 pm

    I heard the iphone 6 is totally different to that

    OMD the new iPhone 6!!!!

  4. Pemba

    03/27/2013 at 5:10 pm

    Waiting of iPhone 6

  5. eltopo

    03/27/2013 at 7:31 pm

    iphone sucks! they try to make like xperia z. sony better.sony the first.!!

  6. thelopez123

    03/27/2013 at 9:34 pm

    Square like a brick, ugly

  7. Yostupid

    03/27/2013 at 10:09 pm

    You commentards are retarded. This is some joe blows impression of what he’d like to see. Nothing to do with apple. They don’t release shot like this, ever. Grow up kiddies.

  8. toksu

    07/10/2013 at 9:03 pm

    iphone 7 hehehe

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