iPhone 5 to be Spider Designed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacUserMichael, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. MacUserMichael macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2012
    Designer re-imagined the iPhone as a futuristic (and creepy) gadget that lives on the back of your hand. What do you think of the design concept?


    What will mobile communication of the future look like? Google thinks it could be a ; IBM favors .
    Designer , however, envisions the same cellphones we've been using, just re-imagined. Instead of a touchscreen slab that's held in the palm, the "iPhone 5 new" features a curved design that's actually worn on the back of your hand. It's held in place by five slim and somwhat creepy "legs" which wrap between your fingers and around the wrist.
    The main "phone" part of the design looks like the familiar iPhone app array, though the curved casing appears to be flexible -- perhaps Ciccarese is channeling here.
    The renderings look amazing, and we love the sci-fi look of the thing, but the creepiness and probable discomfort created by the legs make it a non-starter. And even if he axed the legs in favor of some kind of adhesive (à la the ), if we learned anything from the belt clips of early 2000s it's that cellphones do not make good accessories.
    We could be wrong, of course. What do you think of the Spider iPhone? And what would you like the real to look like? Have your say in the comments.

    iPhone 5? More like SpiPhone 5.

    What do you think if this happens? I sure won't buy it.
  2. antman2295 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2010
    I think it looks cool, but doesn't seem to be very user friendly... how exactly would you hold that to your head to talk on the phone? and can you flip it over to hold it in your hand?
  3. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    No. Just no.

    Can't hold to your ear for a conversation, can't type with two hands, can't quickly/ easily switch hands if you're doing something, uncomfortable/awkward to hold in portrait mode, and countless other similar issues.
  4. 7DSniper macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2012
    South Florida
    It will crawl up your arm and wrap itself around your head and hold itself to your ear.
  5. roxxette macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    Big fail newsstand and default note app still there :(
  6. Sdahe macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2007
    San Juan, PR
  7. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
  8. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
  9. preguntonontrac macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2008
    haha +1
  10. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    Imagine hitting the home button with one hand

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