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iPhone 6 Concept Steals Samsung Feature for Endless Display

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A beautiful new iPhone 6 concept uses a wrap around display to deliver a never-ending display, which looks similar to an Apple patent and steals a wrap around display feature from Samsung.

At this point the iPhone 6 isn’t likely to arrive until 2014, but that isn’t stopping Apple fans from creating concepts for what they think the iPhone 6 will look like and what features it could bring to the table.

Most of these iPhone 6 concepts are a reach for technology currently on the market, using a bit of artistic license to deliver mind-blowing features and designs which may or may not see the light of day on an actual device.

iPhone 6 concept features an endless display that wraps around the entire device.

iPhone 6 concept features an endless display that wraps around the entire device.

This new iPhone 6 concept started as a simple promo for an RSS reader from Claudio Guglieri and morphed into a full-blown iPhone 6 mock-up with a wrap around display that includes side controls appearing on Kottke.

This looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but Apple patented and iPhone with a wrap around display and Samsung is working on a flexible display that can wrap around the edge of a device — which could make this iPhone a reality at some point in the future.

Another iPhone 6 concept with volume controls on the edge of the display. Michael Shanks

Another iPhone 6 concept with volume controls on the edge of the display. Michael Shanks

The original iPhone 6 concept shows a screen on the front and the back of an iPhone-like device that wraps content around the edge of the device to deliver content all around the iPhone. A Lightning port is visible on the bottom of the device.

This design would take a smart new algorithm to detect wanted and unwanted touches, and would require a very durable glass or plastic coating that could survive drops and the bangs and bumps that come from daily use. This design could also limit case options or force designers to really innovate with touch-sensitive panels in cases.

This iPhone 6 concept uses the endless display to show app notifications. Michael Shanks

This iPhone 6 concept uses the endless display to show app notifications. Michael Shanks

Several other users created iPhone 6 concepts from the same design, adding functionality to the sides of the iPhone 6. In the image above we see touch sensitive volume controls on the left side of the device. The image below shows how the right side could display a date, and other information users may be interested in seeing.

Users that want to make their own take on this iPhone 6 concept can use this Photoshop file to get started.

The edge of this iPhone 6 concept shows the date and other information.

The edge of this iPhone 6 concept shows the date and other information. Sabastiaan Scheer

We first saw this type of iPhone 6 concept come from an Apple patent which could show Apple’s vision for an iPhone 6. This patent outlines how Apple could deliver a wrap-around display with flexible displays which could loop content across the displays and or deliver controls on the back of the device while the user is seeing a game on the front.

Samsung unveiled Youm, a flexible display technology that we could see on a Samsung device in the near future. This technology showed off a display that wrapped around the edge of the display. The video above shows this demo device and some concept Youm devices from Samsung.

Read: iPhone 5S Name Reportedly Set, as iPhone 6 Waits for 2014

The iPhone 5S is expected in September, but the iPhone 6 release is likely pegged for 2014. Analysts and insiders point to a new design for the iPhone 6 with a much larger display.

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]

3 Comments

  1. Jamie

    08/13/2013 at 10:47 am

    Josh Iam taking your word. I will now wait for the iPhone 6. Hope your right. Put away $1000.00. Thanks. Jamie

  2. Rich

    08/14/2013 at 12:18 am

    That is the dumbest thing anyone can do when it comes to function and common sense for a smart phone. Really??? Do we need to see what’s on the edge of our phone? No. It’s just going to waste more battery and be alot more easy to damage… The iphone needs to make the whole front of the iphone a screen with no borders on the top and bottom and put the home button on the back of the phone….

  3. No One in Particular

    09/06/2013 at 3:04 am

    Dumbest Post and Dumber People Believing it. Seriously guys dont just pull stories from Thin Air…. RESEARCH would be the way to go…..

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