4.7-Inch 'iPhone Air' Shown Off In New Concept Video

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The upcoming iPhone 6 has been incorporated into a new concept video by designer Sam Beckett, which was initially posted to The Verge forums. According to the dimensions Beckett provides, his "iPhone Air" concept includes a 4.7-inch display, a 1920 by 1080 resolution and 468 pixels per inch.

    Beckett's concept is 8 percent larger than the iPhone 5s and 9 percent thinner. The slimmer profile is in line with previous iPhone 6 rumors, which have suggested Apple has improved its backlighting technology to allow for thinner devices.

    Like several other iPhone 6 concepts, Beckett's design keeps the same general size and shape of the existing iPhone 5s while doing away with thick side bezels. The design incorporates thinner side bezels with a sapphire crystal display, both features the phone is rumored to include.

    Beckett also draws on a number of other rumors for the video, suggesting the iPhone 6 will include a 10-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 and a faster A8 chip, which is reportedly already in production with TSMC.

    As with any concept, it is unclear if these ideas and rumors will make it into the next-generation iPhone, but the video does imagine how a larger iPhone could possibly look. Apple is said to be developing two larger iPhones for release in 2014, one near 4.7 inches and one quite a bit larger at approximately 5.5 inches.

    Article Link: 4.7-Inch 'iPhone Air' Shown Off In New Concept Video
  2. pscl macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2013
    wow... thats....

    ... nothing new. just another random guy showing his 3d modeling skills.
  3. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2013
  4. Reason077 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2007
  5. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    all-glass back?

    or i guess all Sapphire crystal back?
  6. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    Can't be 9% thinner with a headphone jack. Unless they're going to require an adapter. Use your brain McFly.
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
  8. BornAgainApple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    Nice concept, but I want a curved back in the form of the the iPad Air, or something completely "different". :apple:
  9. SethBoy macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    The iPod touch has a thickness of 6.1mm and has no problem accommodating a 3.5mm headphone jack.
  10. Simmias macrumors member

    May 22, 2010
    Why do people waste their time on these concepts and mock ups? They don't give us any real insight into Apple's plans and are always only skin deep. The worst are the software mock ups - it's easy to design a clean-looking interface in photoshop, but they rarely take into consideration all the usability concerns of actual software. The whole thing is a very odd type of fan fiction.
  11. SAL8116 macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    Come out with a 5.5 inch and Apple wins me back.
  12. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2013
    Ya'll who are hoping for a major departure from the iPhone 5S design are in for a disappointment. Yes it will be a new design, but the iPhone at this point is a mature product. Not sure what kind of of mind boggling design upgrade everyone is looking for.

    Thinner, lighter, edge to edge screen and i'll be happy.
  13. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    I like the silent/vibration slider switch. But I would like to see a flat back that curves pebble like to smooth rounded edges like the Galaxy phones. Not a big fan of the sharper edge sides of the iPhone 5 series.
  14. Gabichon macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2011
    I really like this. The best concept so far in my opinion. :)
  15. johncarync macrumors regular


    Aug 2, 2005
    Cary, NC
    I just ballparked it but I think this is a good representation of how the current 5s compares to the envisioned 6.

  16. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    Also a 4.7in screen isn't only 17% bigger than a 4in screen (it is diagonally 17% longer) it has a 38% larger screen.

    Personally still hoping for a 4.3-4.5in model with the same width just a reduced bezel.
  17. DFZD macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2012
    Maybe it's just me, or zero bezels on sides only make the Phones look weird, and they also don't let you use some phone cases, like silicone ones from Amzer.
  18. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    Looks nice. I’m really not a fan of the ‘iPhone Air’ naming concept, however.
  19. garylapointe macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2006
    Dearborn (Detroit), MI, USA
    Too thin for headphones and camera

    Without any frame of reference it doesn't look that much different in size.

    If they increase the size of the screen, they'll have more space for battery (and can spread the battery out thinner), so I think it's pretty obvious the next redesign will be thinner. Especially if they're using thinner screens and screens the require less power (less power = less battery). Requiring less power could reduce weight also.

    Here's my question: when is too thin that it starts to impact the camera (and the headphone jack)?

    Personally, I don't need it thinner or lighter. I'd rather have it thicker with a better camera and a longer lasting battery.

    Or make it tapered like the MacBook Air, thicker at the end with the camera and the external interfaces and thinner at the other end. This will also satisfy the people who seem to want the form to change just so that it's different than it currently is (and then need newer, more costly cases and accessories).

  20. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
  21. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    Yes but the iPod Touch does not have the same bezel as the iPhone or this rendering.
  22. dannyyankou macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2012
    Hope it's accurate. 4.7 inches is the perfect size, IMO.

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