Has Anyone Else Seen This iPhone Rendering Before?

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  1. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Just came across this image, thought I'd share it to see if anyone else had seen it before. Looks futuristic lol
     

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    The amount of accidental presses on that side screen would be ridiculous.
     
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    Saw it and it wouldn't work in the real world.
     
  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Terrible design, in my opinion. Would never exist on our planet.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Too boxy compared to this oldie but goodie:
     

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  8. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Yes, that rendering has been posted on this forum many moons ago. Its silly and not practical..We get a lot of renderings on this forum. They are just that and not something that will come out
     
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    Yeah, I don't get what would be the point of a side screen, other than to show that they could do it.
     
  10. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Seems pointless and extremely delicate. Made entirely out of glass I suppose. :eek:
     
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  12. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    I do. I'm a human being, not a spider with four pairs of eyes. So, icons that are effectively hidden for me most of the time would serve no useful purpose.

    It's a funny pic, though. I imagine that the 'monolith' from 2001 A Space Odyssey could display something like that if it felt so inclined.
     
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    Never understood the appeal of this one. The back looks nice but that home button looks like it's ready to fall off.
     
  14. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Yes, bad ideas will happen in the future too.
     
  15. EM2013 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok apologies I joined the forums not too long ago and hadn't seen this picture before.
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Looks similar to this actual Samsung prototype:

    2013_samsung_curved_glass.png

    Samsung says they'll be producing a phone like this soon.

    I think the idea is to be able to display side notifications when you have a closed book-like case, although I have no idea why you'd be looking at the side. Unless perhaps you set it that way on a table at a meeting so only you can see what's going on.

    2013_samsung_side.png

    Now, a display on the TOP of a shirt pocket held phone, that could be useful, as you could just glance down at your pocket to see who's calling.

    Edit: Okay, well let's say you were using the entire front to watch a movie, but still wanted to be able to see controls and/or notifications. Then, yeah, a side display could be handy.
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Agreed on the home button, but the appeal is primary because there's no wasted space which is still present on the current generation iPhone.
     
  18. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    I think side screens are a brilliant idea. I lay my phone down on the bedside table and need to lift it up to check it. If I could just look over at the table and see the side screen and check it that would be sweet. Of course it perpetuates my idea of the lazy American but I never said I wasn't a hypocrite. This includes any time it's laying on a table.... of course you would have to pay attention how you lay it down but that's not a problem, I'm a bit anal.
     

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