It is possible. The Moto X did it last year.I would agree they look better but it may not have been physically possible to build them like that. Creating that design on your computer and physically fitting all the components in are very different things.
Edit: I actually on partially agree, top bit looks better. Bottom bit with the home button looks silly.
Agreed. I like the 5 form factor and the 4 even better. Perhaps work on decreasing the bezels. Hell I'd like to see them make the entire front of the phone, a screen and remove the bezels altogether. It's a transportable device that I need to carry 24/7 after all. With the 6 I'm at my limit with dimensions, any bigger, and I'm going to another mfr. They are getting to cumbersome as is. My laptop and desktop are Windoze so I don't worship at the alter but I do think Jobs was right on sizing.Lol. The bezels are terrible, and dated.
They need to do something about the big physical home button. The new non-Samsung Android devices look sleek and modern with their on-screen buttons, plus it allows for massively slimmed down bezels. Even Samsung can achieve a large degree of bezel reduction thanks to their original choice of home button shape. That lozenge-shaped button can be put into a much smaller bezel than Apple's 'iconic' round button. Basically Apple need a design rethink because their phones are not only too big now, but they look dated. Throw in 2012 hardware and iPhones are becoming a bit of a dinosaur, both internally and visually.The next two redesigns of the iphone (7 & 8) will each most likely start trimming the device size down. Apple cannot really go any thinner than they are at right now. A big part of their PR is to make something thinner and smaller, so this is where things will be headed in the future.
For iconic, read dated. They got away with the big bezels and hardware home button when the screens were so tiny but now they've released supersized screens the Android variants look both more modern and, crucially, smaller.Considering how invested they now are in fingerprint readers, that is a huge limiting factor. Not to mention how some space on the side of he screens are necessary for landscape gaming ergonomics. I think the current design is perfect. Moreover, it's iconic.