A Couple of iPhone 5 Design Mockups

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    After the release of the purported iPhone 5 design document, we've had a couple of submissions of possible mockups of what the iPhone 5 might look like. We don't normally indulge the purely speculative mockups, the recent rumors have given us some guidance as what the iPhone 5 might look like.

    The first comes from MacRumors user bikr who tried to closely approximate the document, with a tapered design and elongated home button.


    The design has a slightly sloping taper to it from top to bottom, reminiscent of the MacBook Air.

    Meanwhile, CiccareseDesign has created their own mockup but was a little more free with their design choices. They retained the top-to-bottom taper, but ignored some of the other elements. They call this the "iPhone Air".


    A few of the other images show that the designer took some liberties, retaining the squared off design of they Phone 4. Obviously, this is not likely to be predictive of what the actual iPhone 5 might look like.

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  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    The first one looks pretty cool, I would buy it! But somehow I doubt it will be that thin. If they do put in the dual core, its going to need all the battery it can get, I would imagine.
  3. Caliber26, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I live!

    Each year, I get so excited just by looking at mockups! Sometimes the anticipation and suspense are more enjoyable than anything, and Steve's unveiling is the climax.

    Please keep 'em coming!! I feel like a 13 year-old boy again!

    With that said, I think the "iPhone Air" actually looks pretty cool, with exception of the edge-to-edge screen. Otherwise, I'm likin everything else about it. That first one reminds me of the one mockup that's been floatin around these forums for the last two years. I'm over it already.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    i dont think thats the problem here...A5 is smaller than the A4 chip if i am not mistaken so there is more room for battery..maybe an increase too..(think the ipad 2 example)
  5. macrumors 65816

    captain kaos

    Jan 16, 2008
    I like the 1st one, i dont think they could get the screen that close to the edge for the 2nd. But realistically they won't be anything like this. Unless stevie has come up with a magical way to power the iphone there is no way you can have an A5 cpu and the battery to power it for more that 10 minutes in either of these designs, or anything close to it.
  6. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I don’t believe any of it :p But I have to say: nice detailed rendering work! Good jobs.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    First one looks nice...the second one is terrible. I can't believe people keep referencing that mockup!
  8. macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2011
    Greece and Holland
    I also like a lot the first one! If i get the 5 anyway a d buy it in white because i have the black iphone4 now:eek: lets wait and see wat comes from steve !
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Makes me feel

    like I'm living a Teenage Dream!
  10. macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
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    I have a hard time buying the tapered design. Holding the phone in portrait would be fine, but in landscape it would feel lopsided; out of balance and, therefore, out of the norm for an Apple product. When the iPhone 4 was released, engadget likened it's weight and construction to a Leica camera. A lofty claim! When I got my hands on mine, I completely agreed. The fit and finish - the feel of it in hand - was superb. That tapered design would be a step in the wrong direction.
  11. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2009
    These mockups are really nice, which is a rare thing. However, I don't think technology is advanced/cheap enough to allow for such thin and borderless designs just yet. I'm sure that one day, the iPhone will indeed resemble one these mockups, but I doubt that would be in September. More like in 2 years!
  12. hleewell, Jul 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2009
    The first metallic grey design looks amazing. Instant Buy !
    The model with tapered sides - on the other hand - is pure ugliness, LOL!!
  13. macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Design Mockups?

    Is there not enough (might be true) rumours out there that you have to write articles on (totally wrong/fake) rumours?
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
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    I agree. If it is too tapered then presumably the weight distribution would be uneven, with the top being heavier than the bottom. This would probably be awkward if you were holding the phone and typing in one hand.

  15. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Very nicely pictures settled. I like it due to informative data.
  16. macrumors 68000


    May 10, 2005
    Shropshire, UK
    I know a lot of people are getting really excited about the prospects of a wall-to-wall screen, but personally I find it just looks so aesthetically wrong in the mockups that have surfaced so far; I'd even go as far as to say ugly. Each to their own I guess!
  17. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2011
    If it looks anything like that I won't buy it.
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    How much...

    Can this dinky little touch panel around the home button really do ?
  19. M-O
    macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    actually the A5 is much larger. almost double the size of the A4.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Ready for an upgrade

    I have to agree with njb here. I'm not saying it's out of realm of possibility but the taper design in landscape would appear to create an off balancing effect and we all know how big Jobs is on 'how something feels'.

    I still use my 3Gs and look forward to the iPhone 5, whatever it's design. Personally I'm hoping for something similar to the first mockup but without the tapered design. I would be pretty darn happy with rounded edges, aluminum back, and symmetry like in the iPad2.
  21. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    Given how little definitive information we have this year, I have determined the sad reality:

    Apple isn't bothering to make an iPhone 5. Seriously, thats the only way they could manage to keep it under wraps so long.




    Yeah, I'm just kidding. Still, they're doing a phenomenal job keeping this one secret... I hope they really make it worth it...
  22. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Nope! I don't believe I would be buying that design. The wedge shape looks too much like a doorstop for my liking!
  23. macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2011
    I'm sorry- I've worked in design for years and the second mockup is simply not practical. The weight distribution would be a nightmare- in both portrait and landscape. The thing would be entirely top-heavy and extremely awkward to hold (for a few seconds, let alone an entire phone conversation). Forget gaming.

    The first is a bit more subtle and practical, but still would not be optimal for a phone by any means.
  24. macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    No! No! No! No!
  25. Clive At Five, Jul 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011

    macrumors 65816

    Clive At Five

    May 26, 2004
    St. Paul, MN
    Honestly, I don't see the appeal in an edge-to-edge screen. My fingers - whist grasping my iPhone - already give erroneous touch signals, and I can only imagine that would be amplified in an edge-to-edge design.

    Otherwise, yeah, nice mock-ups!


    (Seriously, why would anyone [-1] this?)

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