A new iPhone 6 concept shows what a larger iPhone with iOS 8 may look like when we see one in 2014. We only see one size of an iPhone 6, not the small, medium and large options we looked at last week, but this is still an interesting design.
The latest rumors suggest an iPhone 6 release this fall with a larger screen and a Sapphire cover, but the actual design of the iPhone 6 is not known. It is very likely that Apple is planning a new look for the device after sticking with the same design for the past two years.
This iPhone 6 concept from ADR Studio shows a familiar iPhone look, but with a tapered design that is similar to the style of a Macbook Air. The iPhone traditionally is the same thickness throughout the device, and this design is a little out of the Apple norm, but it isn’t out of the question.
ADR Studio calls this the iPhone L, a Large step beyond, thanks to a bigger display. The iPhone 6 concept shows an iPhone with a 4.7-inch display. This matches up with rumors of a larger iPhone 6. There is no mention of the resolution on this concept, but most rumors suggest Apple will increase the iPhone 6 display resolution to at least 1280 x 720 on a 4.7-inch model. It is possible that Apple will also increase the quality of the display using a new Quantum Dot technology.
The design of this iPhone 6 concept imagines a iPhone that is thicker at the top with slightly redesigned controls on the side of the device. Like the iPhone 5s, this shows an iPhone 6 in space gray, silver and gold color options. The power button is offset, but closer to the middle, possibly to make one-handed use easier. The bottom is thin with a headphone jack, Lightning port and speaker.
Like any concept, this iPhone 6 spec list includes some thing that is not likely on the new iPhone, a 3D iSight camera. Several Android devices tried to kick start 3D cameras in the last several years with little success. It is very likely that Apple will include a new Apple A8 processor that can enable new features for iOS 8 and for the camera and LTE is a given. This concept includes TouchID which is an iPhone 6 feature that would not be a surprise.
The iPhone 6 concept also includes a small iOS 8 concept that shows a new lock screen. This brings some of the features of the Today screen in the iOS 7 notification center to the lock screen so users can see their schedule at a glance.
iPhone 6 rumors suggest that Apple is planning a device with a bigger display and that we could see two models arrive in summer or more likely in the fall. Look for iOS 8 news this summer, followed by a new iPhone for 2014 in the second half of the year based on Apple’s track record and leaks.