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iPhone 6 Concept That Will Blow Your Mind

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Excitement for the iPhone 6 is growing and a new iPhone 6 concept steals from a Samsung innovation to deliver an iPhone that’s also capable of unfolding into much more.

Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone 6 for 2014 that comes with a larger screen, possibly jumping up to 4.8-inches in size according to one report.

An iPhone 6 with a bigger screen wouldn’t really matter if this iPhone 6 concept came to life as it could unfold to deliver a bigger screen whenever you needed it and fold back up to the small iPhone size many users know and love.

Check out the iPhone 6 concept animation below which shows an iPhone 6 that unfolds to deliver a larger screen.

iphone 6 concept animated

Designer Pritesh Chavan delivers a stunning iPhone 6 concept on Yanko Designs that combines three devices into one.

This foldable iPhone 6 concept may look impossible, but companies are hard at work on a flexible and foldable display. In 2013 we’ve seen many advances in the field, and several companies continue to plan for a flexible display in 2014. While it may be early to see a completely foldable display like this, not to mention incredibly expensive, the result is no less impressive.

A foldable iPhone 6 concept offers three screen sizes.

A foldable iPhone 6 concept offers three screen sizes.

The images above and below show the iPhone 6 concept with a 4.2-inch display, folding open to a 5.7-inch display and once again into a 7.5-inch display, filling the needs for multiple devices in one.

An iPhone 6 that folds out into an iPad sounds crazy, but companies are working on this technology.

An iPhone 6 that folds out into an iPad sounds crazy, but companies are working on this technology.

With this design we see one camera that handles taking photos and also swivels around to perform video call duties, saving space inside the device. Full edge speakers allow for good sound no matter which mode the user is currently using.

Side mounted dual speakers on this iPhone 6 concept.

Side mounted dual speakers on this iPhone 6 concept.

Unlike many iPhone 6 concepts, and concepts in general Chavan provides a look inside the iPhone 6 to show how this foldable iPhone 6 concept could be made. The image below shows flexible components which aren’t on the market yet, but that companies are working on.

Breakout showing how the iPhone 6 concept could look inside.

Breakout showing how the iPhone 6 concept could look inside.

We’ve heard about graphene before as a possible new source of battery technology which could allow for flexible batteries that charge super-fast. This same technology could also help batteries last as much as 10 times longer.

An Apple job posting from early 2013 showed the company looking for someone with experience in flexible display technology. Samsung showed off a collection of foldable and flexible displays at CES 2013. The YOUM line shown in the video below doesn’t fold, but nearly three minutes in we get a look at a Samsung concept that looks similar to this iPhone 6 concept.

Samsung and Apple are reportedly making up after a lawsuit ruined the relationship in 2012. While Samsung is likely to build YOUM into their devices first, Samsung Display’s demo offers a hint at what major companies are planning.

Check out the latest iPhone 6 rumors and concepts.

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53 Comments

  1. IOU812

    07/25/2013 at 10:39 am

    All I can say is B.S!!! Why don’t they have a iPad foldable ??? If a folding iPhone you may as well talk with an iPad too

    • ken

      10/22/2013 at 3:44 pm

      Well, first and foremost, there is a way to make a foldable and rollable and flexible display. You can open your phone into a phablet, and open it further into a tablet. BUT there is no way to make it capitative just yet. The hinging issues are nearly solved, sure, but if you can’t interface with it (without making a glass layer overtop, and hinging that), then… there’s still no way to use it the way these people are in the video.
      Sure, I’m sure it’ll be neat to have your TV show up on your living room window shade (or lampshade for that matter), or the window itself as the TV… but until there is a way to interface with it directly, it won’t be used on a phone or tablet… but it’s coming.
      Capacitive has all but completely replaced resistive technology… there’s something in the pipeline for the flexi-screens and it’ll be in our hands within the next 5 years. :)

      • Max 88565362

        11/25/2013 at 3:42 pm

        They can’t update operating system in timely manner. Now they will make flexible screens. How long before that screen breaks in half?

      • Max 88565362

        11/25/2013 at 3:55 pm

        “5 years” That’s a long time. In 5 years not too many people will be able to afford an iPhone the way things are going in this country. Maybe Chinese.

    • chadleychad

      11/08/2013 at 3:21 am

      Have you never heard of the words ‘development’, ‘evolution’ …. and in your case, patience!

  2. Antony

    07/25/2013 at 11:22 am

    Absolutely lovn this concepts

  3. asRR

    07/25/2013 at 1:18 pm

    This looks awesome.. n by the way when you un fold this concept model u do almost get the ipad feel

  4. Discharge

    07/25/2013 at 4:03 pm

    I agree Larry it’s all BS!!! And just more problems and flaws!!

    • IOU812

      07/26/2013 at 2:16 pm

      Nice name there discharge lol lol oh I’m IOU812 not Larry u got the wrong post there my friend!!! But thanks

  5. x

    07/25/2013 at 5:26 pm

    if you think apple will be doing this anytime soob youre stupid.

    • Ed890

      09/03/2013 at 8:36 pm

      If you think “soob” is a word, you’re stupid.

      • sox

        09/23/2013 at 1:08 pm

        If u dont recognize a typo, u are worse than stupid

      • DUMBASS

        09/27/2013 at 5:56 pm

        soob is a word look it up

  6. Grr

    07/31/2013 at 6:19 am

    No one showed it having touch capability. Theres money in working it out, so they will but it seems more limited at present than they lead on. They just wanted to be first to show it, it was fun to see though.

  7. Chris

    07/31/2013 at 12:41 pm

    Again… another pathethic topic that i’ve seen. IOU812 is right. How come they didn’t make a bendy iPad then. These rumors are pathetic. The only iphone 5s and 5c rumors I believe right now are from DetroitBorg. All the pictures i’ve seen on google images and all the rumors make no sense. The one thing I will definitely say though is that that the 6 is going to be a phablet. Im 100% sure of it.

    • chadleychad

      11/08/2013 at 3:27 am

      You’re clearly an Apple user! The sort that is shown a technology but chooses to discredit it rather than embrace its future implications (as Apple once did when they developed the original iPhone and ipad!) I guess because no one from Apple has put on a black roll neck sweater or shirt and stood up on stage holding this product, you think it’s BS. Thank god you don’t work in product design!!!!

  8. Gucci

    08/06/2013 at 1:43 pm

    You really think Apple will ever make a two in one product?? Seriously?? That means making less money from sheep, that will have both the iPhone and iPad,

  9. Peter

    08/14/2013 at 10:56 am

    We need an ipad mini with call features

  10. toshiyosh

    08/14/2013 at 6:08 pm

    Why do you keep churning out concept phones only to be disappointed in the end?
    I find this so idiotic. If you got nothing to say or know nothing of the next iphone, then dont write trash and write about something you do know factually.
    Do you seriously think the Apple is going to adopt your concepts? Dream on.

  11. Guest

    08/14/2013 at 6:51 pm

    best idea ever. would replace my iPad mini with this any day.

  12. Jeremy

    08/15/2013 at 10:10 pm

    Lol how would they make cases for that

    • Andrew

      01/16/2014 at 7:05 am

      why would you need a case when the screen can bend.

  13. Olivr Palr

    08/15/2013 at 10:12 pm

    iphone 6 concepts and then you showed that ‘old’ samsung video of what the future of their mobile phones would look like.

  14. Jose Canseco

    08/21/2013 at 12:37 am

    OLED technology has been around for a while now… the display is no problem, it’s just a matter of adjusting the placement of the electronics to fold the right way.

  15. biggambit

    08/28/2013 at 12:13 am

    Just another Apple ploy they took what Samsung is doing with flex screens put their twist on it and now probably running to the patent office to claim rights I ask you who’s coping who.

    • Justin

      10/13/2013 at 3:52 am

      Actually, if I remember right, Apple has had a patent for willow glass device implementation (flexible glass) for quite a while now. Before Samsung in fact.

  16. Abe Renteria

    08/28/2013 at 12:29 am

    I love how Apple is trying to steal Samsung Flex idea lol,I’m sorry but Samsung will do it better I love their concepts better.

    • Saru Evan

      09/11/2013 at 7:14 am

      Apple is trying to steal Samsung Flex idea? The concept is not made by Apple and the Sansung concept isn’t made by Samsung either, it is extremely unlikely that this will even be a true product.

  17. Mentallect

    08/29/2013 at 10:03 am

    If Jobs was a live, a foldable iPhone might have been launched this September perhaps, but more than likely Apple would not want to cannibalize iPad Mini sales.

  18. pd1986

    08/29/2013 at 5:45 pm

    This isnt a new idea… i live in japan and we already have a fold out phone to double the screen size… this is not an apple concept

  19. Epsicronic

    08/29/2013 at 9:19 pm

  20. some internet dude

    09/03/2013 at 7:31 pm

    Great concept, Android will be first to market with such devices. As for the old outdated iPhone good luck.

    Android rules.

  21. abcdefg

    09/05/2013 at 4:25 pm

    I couldn’t read it to the end because I nearly chocked for how much I laughed
    Are u serious or just joking? There is no way this is even near the iphobe 6 maybe iphone 10?
    Its just like those pithatic vedios that show the concept of iphone 5 b efore its realease and they all were shocked
    Apple fans keep fooling your selves samsung is ths current leader in smart phones maybe if jobs was alive then there may have been a real competition between the 2 but now apple is doomed just living by its name

    • Jessica

      11/02/2013 at 9:17 pm

      Wow. Can you spell? Do I need to get you one of those ‘human’ tests?

  22. sweetie1542

    09/11/2013 at 5:10 pm

    hahahahhaha you will never see this type of inovation from apple anymore, may be in Steve jobs years, but not anymore.

  23. Bugfan1

    09/13/2013 at 8:47 pm

    This is absolutely stupid. Apple better start doing some work at the drawing board. Jobs knew all about it & even helped design the Apple 1-phone 5. After that; Apple is starting to lose alot of their clout. If you don’t believe me; then you NEED to start reading about Apple’s problems. Android & Samsung are beating them hands down. BOTTOM LINE!!!!!

    • Steviant

      09/16/2013 at 1:19 am

      Funny you should mention bottom lines, I don’t see any other manufacturer making sustainable profits out of the mobile market.

      Even at the high end, Android manufacturers are locked into a race to the bottom against companies like ZTE and Huawei.

      The results are plain to see in the ever lowering build quality of flagship Android devices. No profit margin = flimsy devices, and bigger screens are just making the problem worse.

      Android’s name will be mud within a few years if Google cant find a way for manufacturers not to have their throats cut by ever more commoditised products that recieve less and less testing with each iteration.

      • Rodneytrutone

        10/01/2013 at 1:56 am

        Now this is why I buy apple😉 My nana got a huawei and it felt like it would break if I pressed it too hard against my ear 😨

  24. Wiwi

    09/30/2013 at 6:34 pm

    It’s a great concept, except, this concept will kill iPad in the process.

  25. pop

    10/02/2013 at 8:37 am

    apple will never make this

  26. pop

    10/02/2013 at 8:39 am

    they only make what they believe is needed, besides this idea is cool but its not very enjoyable because its all flimsy

  27. James Payter

    10/07/2013 at 7:10 am

    Ha! This is more Samsung than Apple. Apple’s philosophy is to drip-feed underpowered, overpriced hardware that is a year behind its competitors.

  28. frederick denina

    10/10/2013 at 11:04 pm

    Foldable idea is not durable. I just don’t think it’s durable.

    • Anon

      11/05/2013 at 9:17 pm

      if that’s your opinion you should look up the molecular properties of graphene. It’s pure carbon arranged in a hex grid, incredibly strong, flexible, and it even holds a charge. They’ll use it for the bendy parts of the screen and it would probably be more durable than the gorilla glass phones use today. exciting stuff, man.

  29. Filipe

    10/12/2013 at 9:27 pm

    Excuse me guy in the video, but that’s a lie… It’s not thanks to samsung technology that OLEDs are now flexible… OLEDs have been flexible for the last 10 years that they’ve been commercially available… so it’s not thanks to samsung -.-

  30. Jessica

    11/02/2013 at 9:24 pm

    I think all of these “leading competitors” are just pieces of junk. They don’t feel like they need to innovate anymore because they aren’t worried about getting people to buy because people have already bought and feel ‘safe’ with that brand so that’s all that they buy. I refuse to be like everyone else and say this is cool. Honestly, this crap is a piece of junk, all of it, not just ipads and iphones. They only fix one problem then sell that item, fix another, sell again, etc. Boo all of these ‘main’ companies for ‘leading’ technology……..

  31. meyou

    11/14/2013 at 2:03 pm

    as if they would hurt their own sales by making their ipads obsolete, thats stupid in their eyes.

  32. dfygbhgbvcd

    11/16/2013 at 11:39 pm

    always fake concepts roll over internet……………………………………..

  33. Omar

    03/30/2014 at 3:12 pm

    LMAO Why are You Guys fighting its just rumors if they do great . Regardless what they bring to the table their will be redicukles lines for it lol. I just hope they could Come out with a new fresh design. Something out of the box iPhone 4,5, same shit different toilet .

  34. Omar

    03/30/2014 at 3:17 pm

    Anything is Possible , For crying out loud We can Travel out this world if we can do that anything is possible but whats the purpose of flexing screen .

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