This iPhone 5 Concept Looks Fantastic (Photos)

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?